Jazz music, sassy aunts, and sweet home-cooking are nostalgically portrayed in Philip S. Bryant's memoir, Stompin' At The Grand Terrace. Technically a book of poetry, Stompin' also contains prose, photos, an extensive jazz who's who, and even a CD of music by Carolyn Wilkins. Bryant's way of storytelling may even
Unrest is an edgy social commentary that expertly blends nature with the chaos of human life. Poet and Master Gardener, Joanna Rawson can look into the fury of a garden with all its encroaching weeds, buzzing wasps, and bold blooms and find a connection to almost anything. Joanna Rawson Reading
Let me start out by saying that I am no expert on poetry. The following review is based not on the formal structure of a poem, or what poetry should or shouldn’t be, but based strictly on my love for the written word. Friends of mine would tell you that
If I were ever inclined to tear covers off books, I would do it to this one. Dull brown with a grainy black tree photo and a title that is too uninspired for such a dense work of emotions, The Storm that Killed the Tree is plainly not a good
Un-Coded Woman is not quite a love-story, yet there is a subtle romance in Anne-Marie Oomen's words. The alliterations and symbolism she uses seem to be a practiced art. Oomen sets us sailing through rich images that delight our senses. Lake Michigan is the ocean and the northern wilderness it's
Coal Mountain Elementary has a lot of great things going for it: a snappy title, introspective photography by Mark Nowak and Ian Teh, moving newspaper reports and testimonials from the perspective of the coal miners, and disturbing lesson plans comparing mining to cookies. The only confusing aspect to the book
Reading The Divine Comedy took a lot out of me. I feel like I accompanied Dante on his journey through hell, purgatory, and heaven. There is so much meaning and information packed into these poems that I needed to take notes just to keep things straight. Even doing that, I
Sarah Stonich got me good. I had no idea her book VacationlandÂ was...
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