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Mom Egg Review on “The Baby Book”

  “The combination of narrative overall story and flexible form makes this an important book for all poetry readers.” Read the full review at Mom Egg Review

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Shira Dentz’s “door of thin skins” in zoran rosko vacuum player

Plunges into the visceral, the sensual, are indispensable anchors in Dentz’s text. Sight—and not just sight, but visual texture—engages you at a bodily level.   Read more at zoran rosko vacuum player

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East Hampton Star reviews “Orphans”

The second half of Orphans is most notable. It is at once laconic, conversational, and rambling, yet empathetic to generational decay. No one is exempt from the conflict. Absence affects us in ways we cannot comprehend. Accidents and injuries dictate … Continue reading

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Poets and Artists reviews “Eating Moors and Christians”

Eating Moors and Christians is an excavation of the past, one that captures a sense of loss experienced by many in the Cuban exile community. However, the collection speaks to anyone who has been separated from loved ones or who … Continue reading

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“door of thin skins” reviewed in Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction

This is not one of those books you read in order to find out what happened; knowing the end doesn’t spoil one single thing that comes before, because suspense about the plot is never the point. Surprise here comes from … Continue reading

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Alabama Literary Review reviews “Places I Was Dreaming”

Since the publication of Mose in 1994, Loren Graham has been one of my favorite poets.  His poems have a way of drawing one in completely-I read Mose twice in one sitting-because Graham’s mastery of narrative and his amazing talent for creating authentic … Continue reading

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“Orphans” spotlighted in ForeWord Review

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“Orphans” in Irish American Mom

As you my readers know, I love poetry and all the nuance, paradox and emotion conveyed by the magical manipulation of words.  When I heard from Joan, a native of the Bronx, raised in an Irish family, I was captivated … Continue reading

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Women’s Review of Books reviews “Esther”

“The twelve verse-chapters function seamlessly to move readers in literal and emotional time, just as chapters in a prose novel do. Visually appealing, two, three, four, and five-line stanzas give the page plenty of white space. Bernard understands that a clean, inviting text … Continue reading

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Loren Graham and Brent Newsom: 2016 Oklahoma Book Award Finalists

Congrats to Loren Graham (Places I Was Dreaming) and Brent Newsom (Love’s Labors) on being named 2016 Oklahoma Book Award Finalists in poetry! Finalists will be announced at the 27th Annual Oklahoma Book Awards on Saturday, April 9th.

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