Los Angeles Independent PublishingKate Gale, offers poetry readings, poetry contests, book awards, and more.
"how to get over is an instruction manual for the hopeless navigating uncomfortable personal spaces where the need to transform begins."
Jesiolowski has a fine grasp of craft and emotion.
Startling and successful; for most readers.
"Her poetry is always translating something—experiences, cultures, memories—for someone else."
"Tuffaha’s poems are required reading material for any Arab-American literature list, and for all Americans whose knowledge of the Middle East ends at what the media reports."
Congratulations to Siel Ju on this amazing interview with Fiction Writers Review!
The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh praises Verónica Reyes for her collection of poetry.
"All good stories turn on conflict, but there is a plethora of discord and tension in ?Kinship of Clover.? At times, it almost overwhelms the story, requiring attentive reading so as not to get lost in the entangling threads of drama."
"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.