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Kate Gale Interviewed for VoyageLA!

Date: June 6, 2022

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kate Gale. Hi Kate, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with […]

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Reviews:

One Poet’s Notes, Valparaiso Poetry Review

Date: April 18, 2009

http://edwardbyrne.blogspot.com/2007/04/leslie-heywood-proving-grounds.htmlMONDAY, APRIL 2, 2007Leslie Heywood: THE PROVING GROUNDSLeafing through the work in Leslie Heywood's premiere book of poetry, The Proving Grounds, one quickly becomes accustomed to uncovering sometimes uncomfortable and […]

Beth Ann Fennelly, The Southern Register

Date: April 16, 2009

"In the debut collection from Kentucky poet Nickole Brown, readers experience the pleasures of poetry "the illuminated moment reverberating" as well as the pleasures of the novel–the narrative unfurling, driven […]

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 […]

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