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"This book is fearless, even in its confrontation of fear and trauma."
Chelsea Clammer is praised for Circadian by the US Review of Books. They write, "In this volume, the author proves that no topic is taboo, especially with the right choice of words." Read the full review here.
The "bad" reviews keep rolling in for Steve Almond's BAD STORIES!
Congratulations to Steve Almond for his first newspaper feature for BAD STORIES on PORTLAND MERCURY. Read the review here!
You can read the full review of Loren W. Cooper's CrossTown on the Midwest Book Review's website, but here's a taste of what it contains : "[CrossTown is] an impressively original and deftly scripted novel by an author with a genuine flair for imaginative and narrative driven storytelling." Thanks Midwest Book Review.
The Midwest Book Review describes Florencia Ramirez's Eat Less Water as "an extraordinary and life-changing read that is very highly recommended." Thanks Midwest Book Review! Check out the full review here.
Cynthia Hogue, author of In June the Labyrinth, receives a truly laudatory review by the Shining Rock Poetry Anthology, which calls the book "a masterly creation," among other things. Thank you Shining Rock Poetry! You can read the full review here.
Thank you Hobart Pulp for this insightful interview with Chelsea Clammer, author of Circadian. "Essays seem to encourage digression and tangents, and you do such a great job of managing that - letting these essays wander, but, by the end, justifying that wandering and all of the places you arrived in the process," says interviewer Jac Jemc. You can read the full interview here.
Ron Koertge is in the news again, this time in The Baltimore Sun, for his poem "Negative Space," which inspired the Oscar-nominated animation. "Porter, 36, who has been collaborating with his wife since they married... said they stumbled upon the poem on social media in 2014, and 'immediately connected with the subject matter, and thought it was a story a lot of people could relate to.'" Check it out here!
Many thanks to the San Gabriel Valley Tribune for giving a shout-out to Ron Koertge, whose prose poem, "Negative Space," has been made into an Oscar-nominated short film. Thanks SGVT! Check out the article here.
We're excited that Steve Almond's Bad Stories is the recipient of a starred review by Booklist. The full review will appear in the February 15th edition of Booklist, but here's a taste of what it contains: "With the same biting wit that marks Almonds previous books of social criticism, Against Football (2014), the accomplished fiction writer and journalist aims to decode the social conditions that landed Trump in the White House. . . . Almond holds up literature as a guide through Americas age-old moral dilemmas and finds hope for his country in family, forgiveness, and political resistance."
Huge thanks to Reader Views for this fantastic review of Chelsey Clammer’s CIRCADIAN! “If you read just one essay collection this year, make it “Circadian” by Chelsey Clammer.” Read the full review here!
Huge thanks to the Seattle Review of Books for this great review on EAT LESS WATER, saying that these "deeply personal stories, told with love and care" "could not have come at a more perfect moment."
Florencia Ramirez's Eat Less Water was listed as one of the 22 Books for Winter 2018 by Food Tank, an innovative team focused on rethinking the food system and alleviating world hunger. Eva Perroni writes, "Each chapter provides recipes to support a less resource-intensive diet and more sustainable agriculture practices."
Huge thanks to Publisher's Weekly for the review on BAD STORIES, which they call "A worthwhile foray into understanding and responding to the Trump era."
Huge thanks to author Melissa Grunow for writing a wonderful review of CIRCADIAN on The Coil. As she puts it, "Clammers vital essays challenge everything we know as true & scientific, & pits it against those things we can never understand."
The fantastic Florida Review gave a rave review of Cynthia Hogue’s In June the Labyrinth, calling it “a stunning and unforgettable book.” Thanks Florida Review!
Huge thanks to Rain Taxi for this fantastic review of t’ai freedom ford’s HOW TO GET OVER, calling it “a courageous and brilliant book… [that] interweaves personal life and American history under four rubrics – how to live, lie, love, and die – always returning to the central idea of “how to get over” during the awful circumstances we live in now.”
Thanks to Midwest Book Review for this fantastic praise, saying A HALFMAN DREAMING is "an enticing read that is sure to provoke much to think about... [and] an excellent and fine literary work.”