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Reviews Book Review: - Updike'
Posted by mamta on Friday, April 18, 2014 (14:27:07)

Updike called it his "relentless domestic realism," and it reached its apogee in the four Rabbit novels about everyman Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom, each one set in a different decade against the backdrop of a changing America, from the 1950s through the ‘80s. - See more at: www.northjersey.com/ar...ab.dpuf...

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Reviews Book review: Ed Madden's 'Nest'
Posted by mamta on Wednesday, April 09, 2014 (15:41:52)

Poetry News: If you attended the TEDx Conference here in January and were lucky enough to see Ed Madden's presentation, you already know the power of his poetry.

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Reviews Book review: "Easter Is Evil and Other Fables" by JP Holding
Posted by fogglethorpe on Tuesday, April 08, 2014 (13:36:08)

Well, I sure did learn a thing of two about Easter from this book such as that there is such a thing as “Hot cross buns.” I mean, what do I, a Jew, know about such a thing?

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Reviews Charlene Hatton's First Book "Poetic Expressions" is an...
Posted by wordsmithwannabe on Tuesday, April 08, 2014 (07:00:00)

Poetry News: New book "Poetic Expressions" from Page Publishing author Charlene Hatton is a work of spiritual poetry that will buttress your faith and bring strength to your mind, body, and spirit.

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Reviews Letter Composed During a Lull in the Fighting by Kevin Powers
Posted by mamta on Wednesday, April 02, 2014 (16:41:19)

Poetry News:

"I am home and whole, so to speak," writes Kevin Powers in his debut poetry collection.



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Reviews Book review: Translations From Bark Beetle: Poems, Jody Gladding
Posted by mamta on Wednesday, April 02, 2014 (16:29:10)

Poetry News: Translations From Bark Beetle , by Jody Gladding of East Calais, is more than a simple collection of poetry.

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Reviews Review: 'The Bohemians' by Ben Tarnoff
Posted by fogglethorpe on Wednesday, April 02, 2014 (13:47:49)

Feuds, gossip and satire shared space with fiction, poetry, gardening tips and pirated novel excerpts. Journalism also tended to attract colorful personalities..

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Reviews Book Review: 'How To Dance As The Roof Caves In'
Posted by mamta on Friday, March 28, 2014 (15:39:09)

Poetry News: Making poetry out of something as messy as the recent housing crisis may sound like a tall order, but Nick Lantz has done it.

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Reviews P. A. Ramour Expresses Innermost Thoughts, Feelings in Verse
Posted by mamta on Thursday, March 27, 2014 (16:19:31)

Poetry News: The author known as P. A. Ramour reflects on his journey through life with humor, passion and nostalgia in his new poetry collection , "Murmurings of the Heart: One Angelic Kiss" .

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Reviews A Lyrical Meditation On Grief In 'Falling Out Of Time'
Posted by fogglethorpe on Thursday, March 27, 2014 (16:00:47)

I don't usually enjoy prose poems or novels written in lines of poetry, and when I see character types with names in capital letters like the ones that appear in Israeli writer David Grossman's new Falling Out of Time — The Walking Man, the Net Mender, the Midwife, the Town Chronicler — I tend to prepare to pack up, close the book, and turn to something less allegorical..

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Reviews NC- Live review: Antje Duvekot, Evening Muse
Posted by fogglethorpe on Thursday, March 27, 2014 (15:55:11)

The set opener, a chiming cover of Dylan's "The Times They are A-Changin'," indicated there would be plenty of curves ahead. The only constant throughout Duvekot's set was her magnificent and supple voice..

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Reviews Amy Lewis Pens What Freedom Smells Like
Posted by mamta on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 (14:54:37)

Poetry News: ... She wrote and starred in the one-woman show Waking the Witch, and has acted in various indie films. Amy also performs poetry in numerous spoken word and Live Lit events in the Los Angeles area. She currently resides in Los Angeles with her ...

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Reviews Poems from the Heart * by Angela Filla
Posted by mamta on Monday, March 24, 2014 (15:28:10)

Poetry News: For believing in God's message , Angela Filla was able to write her amazing book of poetic homage to His grace and mercy entitled "Poems from the Heart ."

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Reviews BJ Ward: 'Jackleg Opera: Collected Poems, 1990-2013'
Posted by mamta on Monday, March 24, 2014 (04:45:24)

Poetry News: To live without allowing poetry to wash over you and bathe you in the glory that it can be is to not fully live.

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Reviews Together, Jasmine Nights * by Ommy Tallman
Posted by mamta on Saturday, March 22, 2014 (07:53:57)

This is a collection of works that goes beyond poetry and verse. Tallman has a beautiful way with words, stringing them together like musical poetry. His heartfelt writing takes ...

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Reviews Book review: Elana Johnson takes her writing to new heights with 'Elevated'
Posted by fogglethorpe on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 (15:00:00)

Utah author Elana Johnson is no stranger to young adult dystopian novels, but "Elevated" is her debut title in the contemporary genre..

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Reviews Poetry reviews: 'Sun Bear,' 'Red Mavis,' 'Tombo'
Posted by mamta on Sunday, March 16, 2014 (10:24:35)

Poetry News: Three new poetry collections represent a spectrum in new American verse, from Matthew Zapruder's overwhelming lyrical "I," in "Sun Bear," to Merrill Gilfillan's almost purely objective depictions of nature.

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Reviews Book Review: Neelam Saxena Chandra’s Silhouette of Reflections
Posted by fogglethorpe on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 (15:00:00)

The volume, “Silhouette of Reflections” comprises 175 poems of a variety of themes concerning life, i.e. hope, pain, pleasure, nature, colors and beauty. These are the governing powers of the human world with a serene approach..

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Reviews “A Little This, A Little That, A Little Rap” by Ronald Edwards
Posted by mamta on Monday, March 10, 2014 (09:33:04)

Although life on the streets may be difficult and horrifying, Ronald Edwards' poetry about coming up from them and finding his own way to success is anything but. Capturing the realness and the truth of what happens ...

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Reviews 'Petals-An Offering in Verse' By Gurjinder Singh
Posted by mamta on Saturday, March 08, 2014 (11:29:15)

An offering in Verse, he has compiled together a number of poems with different shades and fragrances. ...

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Reviews 'E.E. Cummings: A Life,' by Susan Cheever
Posted by mamta on Saturday, March 08, 2014 (11:20:40)

Cheever's contribution to his rehabilitation comes not through literary analysis. Saying little about the poetry, she positions texts at strategic points in the story, showing that classics like "the Cambridge ladies who lived in ...

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Reviews Haunts by Kevin Cain
Posted by mamta on Saturday, March 08, 2014 (11:15:54)

Some of the places Kevin draws on for the inspiration of these stories are Myrtles Plantation, a historic bed & breakfast located in St. Francisville, LA, and listed as the most haunted home in America, and the infamous Sloss Furnace located in his own home town in Birmingham, AL. Read more at www.broadwayworld.com/...9wOC.99...

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Reviews 'Beach Mysteries' by Anne Hotchkis
Posted by mamta on Friday, March 07, 2014 (09:45:46)

Beach Mysteries is an interactive, interdisciplinary project that has kept her youthful memories alive. Why would readers be interested in this book? It is fun and solves mysteries of the beach....

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Reviews "Crossing Fences" Project Collects Stories of Black Men in Oakland
Posted by mamta on Wednesday, March 05, 2014 (10:41:28)

Through first-person essays, photo montages, poetry, audio interviews, and streaming video content, the project documents the experiences of people of African descent throughout the ...

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Reviews Mississippi poet Richard Boada's new collection plums globe and memory
Posted by fogglethorpe on Monday, March 03, 2014 (06:36:05)

Culled from his experiences in Latin America and the Southern United States, Boada’s poems seem to cinch the globe a little tighter; the gulf between the two is not as wide as distance..

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