Book Review: KUBRICK RED by Simon Roy

Kubrick Red by Simon Roy trns. Jacob Homel Anvil Press $18.00 Reviewed by Isabel McCarthy In his memoir Kubrick Red, Simon Roy presents readers with a beautifully honest account of his family history, revealing the past in tandem with facts about Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. As Roy’s debut memoir, Kubrick Red was translated from French to English […]

Leaps of Faith

by Gerry LaFemina In the opening chapter of The Triggering Town, aptly titled “Writing off Subject,” Richard Hugo writes that a “poem can be said to have two subjects, the initiating or triggering subject, which starts or ‘causes’ the poem to be written, and the real or generated subject, which the poem comes to say […]

Book Review: CONTENTS UNDER PRESSURE by Ellen Prentiss Campbell

Contents Under Pressure  by Ellen Prentiss Campbell Broadkill River Press, 2016 $16.99 Reviewed by Bryce Johle  Ellen Prentiss Campbell gives us a taste of several coming-of-age conflicts in her short story collection, Contents Under Pressure. From the metamorphosis of college student to real-world-dweller in “Sea Change,” to the challenges of midlife crises and divorce in “Peripheral Vision” […]

Book Review: HEADING HOME: FIELD NOTES by Peter Anderson

Heading Home: Field Notes by Peter Anderson Conundrum Press, 2017 $14.99 Reviewed by Isabel McCarthy In Heading Home, field notes are more akin to poignant vignettes, setting Anderson apart as a master of poetic fiction. What is truly remarkable about Peter Anderson’s writing is his ability pull the reader into the experience with him and then leave […]

On Ekphrastics

by Gerry LaFemina For the last few years, I’ve been working with the Italian photographer Leila Myftija, writing poems in dialogue with her photographs. The photos are varied: one depicts a group of children at the beach, another is a close up of a section of an industrial grate, another a wicker ball. Some conjure […]

Book Review: AN ACCIDENT OF STARS by Foz Meadows

An Accident of Stars by Foz Meadows Angry Robot Books, 2016 $7.99 Reviewed by Maeve Murray  An Accident of Stars is the kind of fantasy novel that’s been a long time coming. As more and more articles pour out about bias in science fiction and fantasy, citing lack of diversity—both in the gender and race […]