Let’s All Die Happy

Let’s All Die Happy

Book review Let’s All Die Happy Erin Adair-Hodges University of Pittsburgh Press 2017, 112 pp., $15.95 The poems in Let’s All Die Happy by Erin Adair-Hodges are consistently and consciously aware of breath, and their process of breathing is often labored and the poems...
A Land Without Laws

A Land Without Laws

Poets without Limits Mainstream culture has a listless practice of permitting minority literature to collect dust. Public school history classes devote a lesson or two to ethnic history, often while minimizing its impactful voice. Native Americans, for instance, are...
“Mercurial’s” Poetic Cuisine

“Mercurial’s” Poetic Cuisine

Allison Joseph’s Journey to Wild Empowerment Like a cook sampling her fare before serving to eager guests, a poet offers intimate snapshots of isolated memory surrounded by the spices of metaphorical limitations. Just as each appetizer provides a preview of the entire...
Today’s Fugitive Poets

Today’s Fugitive Poets

Contemporary Southern Authors Honoring a Literary Legacy The Fugitive Poets consisted of a select group of poets and scholars whose progressive ideals challenged the social norms of racism during the rule of the infamous Jim Crowe laws. Southern culture has a knack...