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Immortal Village

Immortal Village

Book review Immortal Village Kathryn Rhett Carnegie Mellon University Press 2018, 80 pp., $15.95 In Kathryn Rhett’s extraordinary first collection of poetry, Immortal Village, a startling central metaphor is a small bad picture of Nicaragua, which “is all wrong— /...

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Anatomy of a Miracle

Anatomy of a Miracle

Book Review Anatomy of a Miracle Jonathan Miles Hogarth 2018, 351 pp., $27 There are many mysteries in life. Some aren’t too grandiose: How come parrots can talk? Other questions are bigger in scope: Is God real? Where do we go when we die? In order to answer...

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Southern Lit Presents: Sonia Sanchez

Southern Lit Presents: Sonia Sanchez

Stutters, Spirituality, and Self: Redefining Southern Womanhood Southern culture is rife with leaders, both spiritual and political. Walk into a church, the South’s favored place of worship, and you’re likely to find a pastor. Last year, Christianity Today noted that...

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Let’s No One Get Hurt

Let’s No One Get Hurt

Book Review Let's No One Get Hurt Jon Pineda Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2018, 256 pp., $26 In Jon Pineda’s deeply satisfying, often startling second novel, Let's No One Get Hurt, fifteen-year-old Pearl is a girl long on suffering yet short on self-pity. She resides in...

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Southern Lit Presents: Nikki Giovanni

Southern Lit Presents: Nikki Giovanni

An Old Adage’s Expiration Date: Giovanni’s Sweet Inspiration “If white defines Black and good defines evil then men Define women or women scientifically speaking describe Men. If sweet is the opposite of of sour and heat the Absence of cold then love is the...

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Bringing Back the Magic

Bringing Back the Magic

Book Review Malak Jenny Sadre-Orafai Platypus Press 2017, 80 pp., available on Kindle A Poetic Reminder of Our Agency Within Nature Depending on perception, a number of worlds exist from one person’s mind to another's. The translation of nature onto paper, one of the...

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