Reviews 7.1

The 90-Day Rewrite: The Process of Revision by Alan Watt

The 90-Day Rewrite: The Process of Revision by Alan Watt

Reviews, Vol. 7.1, March 2013 LA Writers Lab, 2013 ISBN: 978-0-9831412-1-1 Paperback, 302 pp., $16.95 Review by James Claffey Alan Watt’s, The 90-Day Rewrite: The Process of Revision, presents the writer with a structured, sensible path to revision, submission, and potentially publication, of their novel. […]

Errata by Michael Allen Zell

Errata by Michael Allen Zell

Reviews, Vol. 7.1, March 2013 Lavender Ink, 2012 ISBN: 978-1-935084-14-3 Paperback, 110 pp., $15 Review by Andrew Powers Raymond Russell lives the vicarious life of a passionate reader, his reclusive existence broken up each day for a few hours when he drives a taxi for […]

Domestic Apparition by Meg Tuite

Domestic Apparition by Meg Tuite

Reviews, Vol. 7.1, March 2013 San Francisco Bay Press, 2011 ISBN: 0982829523 Paperback, 150 pp., $14.99 Review by C.L. Bledsoe In her collection of linked stories, Domestic Apparition, Tuite presents the biography of a young woman tracing her life from a childhood in the late […]

Angels and Beasts by Claudia Serea

Angels and Beasts by Claudia Serea

Reviews, Vol. 7.1, March 2013 Phoenicia Publishing, 2012 ISBN: 978-1927496008 Paperback, 102 pp., $13.95 Review by Lucia Cherciu Deceptively simple, Claudia Serea’s prose poems hide layers of memories, repressed stories accumulated during communism, and the double reality of anyone enjoying the delights of bilingualism. Her […]

The Courtship of Two Doctors: A 1930s Love Story of Letters, Hope, & Healing by Martha Holoubek Fitzgerald

The Courtship of Two Doctors: A 1930s Love Story of Letters, Hope, & Healing by Martha Holoubek Fitzgerald

Reviews, Vol. 7.1, March 2013 Little Dove Press, 2012 ISBN: 978-0975376645 Perfect binding, 400 pp., $19.95 Review by Sue Ellis The 1930s courtship letters exchanged between Doctors Joe Holoubek and Alice Baker don’t lack in feeling, but they’re mighty well-mannered. There’s nothing in them to […]

Kibbe by Susan Azar Porterfield

Kibbe by Susan Azar Porterfield

Reviews, Vol. 7.1, March 2013 Mayapple Press, 2012 ISBN: 978-1-936419-08-1 Perfect bound, 55 pp., $13.95 Review by Kathleen Kirk Kibbe, by Susan Azar Porterfield, is a beautiful book and an important one to read now, as Americans work out their relationships with the Arab world […]

Nocturnes by Kathleen Kirk

Nocturnes by Kathleen Kirk

Reviews, Vol. 7.1, March 2013 Hyacinth Girl Press, 2012 Paperback, 27 pp., $5 Review by C.L. Bledsoe Sense of place is prevalent throughout Nocturnes by Kathleen Kirk, a poetry chapbook. She paints vivid portraits of the Cuba of her youth and the family members and […]

Modern Manners for Your Inner Demons by Tara Laskowski

Modern Manners for Your Inner Demons by Tara Laskowski

Reviews, Vol. 7.1, March 2013 Matter Press, 2012 ISBN: 978-0983792840 Perfect bound, 87 pp., $10 Review by C.L. Bledsoe Ostensibly, Laskowski’s chapbook is a collection of how-to guides for various risqué situations, but underneath the surface, she manages to get to the heart of some […]

Hymnal for Dirty Girls by Rebekah Matthews

Hymnal for Dirty Girls by Rebekah Matthews

Reviews, Vol. 7.1, March 2013 Big Rodent Books, July 1, 2012 ISBN: 978-0984487899 Perfect bound, 37 pp., $7.50 Review by James R. Gapinski Rebekah Matthews’ Hymnal for Dirty Girls has a voyeuristic quality. In the collection’s six short stories, the idiosyncratic protagonists tend to watch, […]

My Father Had Another Eye by Steve Klepetar

My Father Had Another Eye by Steve Klepetar

Reviews, Vol. 7.1, March 2013 Flutter Press, 2012 Perfect bound, 34 pp., $7 Review by C.L. Bledsoe The poems in this collection differ from Klepetar’s previous chapbook, My Father Teaches Me a Magic Word, in that these tend more toward the narrative, though still with […]