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Funeral Diva: A Review

June 22, 2021

by DEBORAH BACHARACH Pamela Sneed, Funeral Diva (City Lights Books, 2020), p. 148. Pamela Sneed is a Black lesbian scholar, activist, poet, historian, and professor, and she brings all this expertise to Funeral Diva, her new cross-genre book. The first two … Continued

Fencing

May 15, 2021

by Marisa Clogher My husband touches my belly in the mornings, and I pity him. He stretches his hand as wide as it goes and places it on my stomach, as if to say, This is a sacred thing; I … Continued

Hurled Things

May 1, 2021

by Kara Moskowitz “Ow!” Evie sits on a chair in the breakfast room facing into the window, hands pressed down on her thighs, leaning forward expectantly. “Hold still then!” Tanya stands behind her, waging an assault on the tangles that … Continued

Prince Arthur Street

April 15, 2021

by Alice Shechter We heard a soft knock on the door. Kathy jumped to open it; she often took charge, the de facto Wendy to all of our lost boys, or rather, lost people, at the commune. Susanne stood in … Continued

Lanny: A Review

March 30, 2021

Lanny is depicted as untainted by the moral failings of the adults around him. As a child, his purity is precarious—not only because he will grow up, but because his childishness makes him vulnerable to those who might prey on goodness. 

The Happiest Place on Earth

March 25, 2021

by Natalie Tsay The castle was so much smaller than I remembered. My pulse quickened as we approached the front gates and joined the impossibly long line leading to them. I had already waited months for the trip, and yet … Continued

Fossils in the Making: A Review

March 8, 2021

The poems move between both the urgency and complacency of living in a world which is being destroyed by our way of life.