News:

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 […]

TEA BY THE SEA featured in Fordham Magazine!

Date: January 4, 2021

In her long-awaited second novel, Donna Hemans, the author of River Woman (2002), weaves a compelling tale of longing—to belong, to find family and a sense of home, to be fulfilled, and […]

Read Donna Hemans’ essay on Ploughshares!

Date: January 4, 2021

The operator-assisted collect call comes on a July morning in 1987. It’s still early, before 9 a.m., and except for the telephone ringing, the house is quiet, my younger sister […]

UNSEEN CITY featured in GBH!

Date: January 4, 2021

Each month, Beyond The Page: A WGBH Book Club features a notable author, who takes part in a live Q&A with a WGBH personality to discuss the intricacies of that month’s novel. […]

SUBDUCTION author featured in The Rumpus!

Date: January 4, 2021

In these disunited states, containing within them many sovereign nations, we are in what Biodun Jeyifo called “arrested decolonization.” And yet, as Mukoma Wa Ngugi wrote, “The work of decolonization […]

RIFT ZONE by Tess Taylor, is a Boston Globe favorite!

Date: January 4, 2021

RIFT ZONE BY TESS TAYLOR Taylor released two books this year: a Dorothea Lange documentary project, and this collection of original poems that mine personal, California, American history, and changes […]

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Reviews:

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 […]

Naomi Shihab Nye reviews Double Moon

Date: April 13, 2009

Margo Klass and Frank Soos Double Moon. Red Hen (CDC, dist.) $19.95 (80p) ISBN 978-1-59709-141-1This is a stunning book and I want to live in it. Double Moon — one […]

Ariel Dorfman reviews Doors: A Fiction for Jazz Horn

Date: April 13, 2009

Deena Metzger Doors: A Fiction for Jazz Horn. Red Hen (CDC, dist.) $18.95 (296p) ISBN 1-888996-99-4In this heartbreaking, heart-making novel, Deena Metzger dares to ask, to truly ask, the question […]

Kwame Dawes reviews Dog Woman

Date: April 13, 2009

Chris Abani Dog Woman. Red Hen (CDC, dist.) $14.95 (112p) ISBN 1-888996-82-XThese poems reveal a prodigious imagination, which is enlivened by sardonic wit and an inexhaustible capacity for irony and […]

Pleiades reviews Devilfish

Date: April 13, 2009

Gaylord Brewer Devilfish. Red Hen (CDC, dist.) $12.95 (104p) ISBN 1-888996-15-3A devilfish is one of the large rays, cousin to the manta ray and the sting ray. It is an […]

Sharon Doubiago reviews Deconstruction of the Blues

Date: April 13, 2009

Richard Silberg Deconstruction of the Blues. Red Hen (CDC, dist.) $15.95 (104p) ISBN 1-59709-051-4Brilliant. "Writing About Writing." And death. And existence. The mystery of self and others, the connections between […]

Booklist reviews Death of a Circus

Date: April 13, 2009

Chandra Prasad Death of a Circus. Red Hen (CDC, dist.) $18.95 (272p) ISBN 978-1-59709-024-7What city-weary soul hasn’t thought of running away to join the circus? That’s the dream of Lor […]

David St. John reviews Daphne’s Lot

Date: April 13, 2009

Chris Abani Daphne’s Lot. Red Hen (CDC, dist.) $18.95 (112p) ISBN 1-888996-62-5Chris Abani’s DAPHNE’S LOT is an absolute tour de force! The title poem is an exceptionally poignant novella in […]

Ishmael Reed reviews The Dancer and the Dance

Date: April 13, 2009

Jack Foley The Dancer and the Dance. Red Hen (CDC, dist.) $19.95 (280p) ISBN 978-1-59709-094-0I think that many critics are into duplication, willing to accept, meekly, any orthodoxy. Jack Foley […]

Debra Kang Dean reviews Cooling Board: A Long Playing Poem

Date: April 13, 2009

Mitchell Douglas Cooling Board: A Long Playing Poem. Red Hen (CDC, dist.) $19.95 (112p) ISBN 978-1-59709-140-4Cooling Board, Mitchell Douglas' debut collection, is a labor of love and gives expression to […]

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