Review: Every Watering Word by Tanya Manning-Yarde

Pub. Date: September 27th 2017   I Page Count: 126 p. I  Imprint: Wasteland Press  I CW: Rape, abuse, violence   Summary: "This collection of poetry is an ensemble of many themes. Every Watering Word encompasses poetic rumination about women’s self-discovery; stories about coming of age; explorations of sex, sensuality and eroticism; epiphanies gleaned from motherhood and marriage;... Continue Reading →

Review: White Dancing Elephants -Stories by Chaya Bhuvaneswar

Pub. date: 09 October 2018 I Page count: 208 I Imprint: Dzanc Books I CW: Miscarriage, violence, rape, infidelity   Summary: "A woman grieves a miscarriage, haunted by the Buddha’s birth. An artist with schizophrenia tries to survive hatred and indifference in small-town India by turning to the beauty of sculpture and dance. Orphans in... Continue Reading →

Review: The Leavers by Lisa Ko

One morning, Deming Guo’s mother, an undocumented Chinese immigrant named Polly, goes to her job at the nail salon and never comes home. No one can find any trace of her. With his mother gone, eleven-year-old Deming is left with no one to care for him. He is eventually adopted by two white college professors... Continue Reading →

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