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"With his mastery of language and eye for detail, Doyle's characters always feel authentic, and their ups and downs are realistically proportioned. His gift for finding the sublime in even the small and dirty details is alive and gleaming in this short story collection." --Julia Jenkins, librarian and blogger at pagesofjulia
Barrelhouse says Rozema's essays are "humble, honest, insightful, and, like the best essays on any topic, but especially ones tinged with spirituality, they aren’t too sure about any one thing. They’re spiced with litanies of 'maybe.' Which is, well, a blessing." Click here to read the the full article!
"Taut, beautifully written, and suspenseful, this resonant, feminist drama eschews easy answers. A page-turner of the highest caliber."
“Delightful. . . . A nimble and very funny collection of stories from a writer who clearly values the human condition in all its myriad forms.”
Isthmus reviews Mark Rozema's Road Trip and applauds his ability to turn the world around us into a living, breathing setting which allows us to simply exist.
Recommended and briefly reviewed by Eduardo C. Corral in Poetry Magazine. The poems in Father, Child, Water by Gary Dop are funny, wicked, and poignant. These three qualities are visible in the titles. For example: “How to Pretend You’ve Read Moby-Dick,” “To My Love Handles,” “Elegy for Thomas Kinkade, Painter of Lite,” and “Little Girl, Little Lion.” Dop’s poetic gaze is wide-ranging and piercing. The poems about his father engage with the violence embedded in American masculinity and the character-driven poems are empathic and quirky. A highly enjoyable and memorable book.
The editor describes the book as "enigmatic, transversive, transformative," and so beautifully writes that there is "water–and the life water ensures–running through this book." Thanks for the wonderful words of praise!
"An interview with Dean Kostos about the power of pauses, structure, and zebra metaphors at Coney Island."
The Literary journal Fogged Clarity has beautifully reviewed Dean Kostos's latest collection of poetry This Is Not a Skyscaper.
"Journey through a post-war Japanese American landscape with Amy Uyematsu as she defines race, unpacks the family incarceration experience and discovers a confluence with Japanese culture in “The Yellow Door,” her latest book of poetry." Check out Nichi Bei's website here.
Sea Salt by David Mason was reviewed by The Dark Horse in their Autumn/Winter 2015 issue. It's pretty exciting to read such a great review all the way from Scotland:
"Just as Lam connects with and penetrates each persona, so too each persona achieves a moment that bridges or leaps the gap between our two cultures, forever wedded by the tragic war."
The first review for Seema Reza's memoir When the World Breaks Open is live! Kirkus Review praises Reza for her "self-lacerating honesty" and that she "exercises literary license and often writes with poetic power.”
Arianna Rebolini, writer for Buzzfeed, created a list of books that will help the public understand mental disorders and illnesses.
Philip Gross, winner of the 2009 T.S. Eliot Prize, reviewed Andrea Scarpino's Once, Then for the UK journal, The North. Gross discusses the poetry saying that "the subject sounds depressing, the effect of reading these taut, poised tactful poems is quite the opposite. They are never impersonal, but always inhabited by a speaker, and always directly or implicitly addressed."
"Residue" leaves its' readers wondering "whodunit" and what happens next! If you enjoy "humor in absurdity", look no further.
Called a "must read for all of those fans of Southern Gothic, great storylines, nostalgia, and a tinge of weirdness," this is one book you won't want to miss.
Poet, Michael Dennis, reviewed Amy Uyematsu's The Yellow Door on his blog recently.