News:

Essay by Martha Cooley in Literary Hub!

Date: January 13, 2021

On a damp afternoon a few years ago, descending a stone ramp adjacent to a cobblestone lane, I slipped on a slick patch. Landing on my seat, I bounced upward […]

Tea by the Sea featured in OPRAH Magazine!

Date: January 12, 2021

O, the Oprah Magazine, features the Rebel Women’s Lit Caribbean Reader Awards, including Donna Hemans’s Tea by the Sea, which won the award for Best Fiction!

Sadie Hoagland featured in Scary Mommy!

Date: January 11, 2021

When my daughter got into Berenstain bears, it was all my fault. I remembered loving the series, associating them with my old school library and a particular comfort there. So I bought her […]

Sebastian Matthews featured on What Matters Most podcast!

Date: January 4, 2021

This was a deeply engaging conversation with author and poet Sebastian Matthews. He survived a terrible head-on collision and wrote a wonderful book called Beyond Repair about his experience. We went into […]

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Reviews:

Cynthia Arrieu-King, Diagram

Date: April 16, 2009

"If you feel that high emotion and unalienated confession is not art, as Slavoj Zizek might assert that it cops to the System where the individual is valued for trying […]

Ely Shipley, Quarterly West

Date: April 16, 2009

"Brown's awareness of the book's form, its how in addition to its what, allows for these poems' rich complexities. The order not only forms a linear narrative, but layers experience. […]

Julie Enszer, Lambda Book Report

Date: April 16, 2009

"The strength of Sister is in the details, some of which are constructed through Brown's diction, which is gently infused with a southern dialect but resists caricature. She writes of […]

Melanie Jordan, Southern Indiana Review

Date: April 16, 2009

"To write of one's own conception, gestation, birth"to write convincingly of unknowable-yet-familiar moments: that is the power of poetry and the power of Nickole Brown's debut, Sister, a self-styled "novel-in-poems.' […]

Cate Marvin, Ploughshares

Date: April 16, 2009

"Using umbilicus as guide rail, the speaker of Nickole Brown's Sister–an unflinching and deeply intelligent first book–undertakes a hair-lifting expedition back to her childhood so as to return herself to […]

Erica Wright, ForeWord Magazine

Date: April 16, 2009

"It would be easy to say that this collection is an indictment, but there is nothing easy about these poems. They are each skillfully wrought pieces about impossible subjects. . […]

Publishers Weekly, August 2007

Date: April 16, 2009

"Brown's forthright debut opens with an intimate address to a sister: "I tell you this story because it is / the story we need / to believe our offal is […]

Time Out London, April 24, 2008

Date: April 14, 2009

Time Out LondonMotel Girl (Red Hen Press) is the debut collection of New York writer Greg Sanders. Like many debut collections it draws material from a decade of writing, going […]

Michael Swagner reviews Earthquake I.D.

Date: April 13, 2009

John Domini Earthquake I.D. Red Hen (CDC, dist.) $20.95 (320p) ISBN 978-1-59709-076-6Des Moines author John Domini has won awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Meridian Editors […]

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