invisible beasts

Invisible Beasts by Sharona Muir (Bellevue Literary Press, 2014) This is a collection of short stories centered on Sophie, an amateur naturalist who sees invisible creatures. These aren’t creatures of her imagination, but rather a secondary kingdom of animals that wander among us (including the human-like Keen-Ears). Though the stories…

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the immediacy of emotional kerfuffles

Greenberg, KJ Hannah. The Immediacy of Emotional Kerfuffles. Bellmawr, New Jersey: Bards and Sages Publishing, 2013. The summary for this book states that Greenberg is a Pushcart Prize nominee and a National Endowment for the Humanities awardee. So yes, I fell for the “author with prizes” trick in picking up this…

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bedrock faith by eric charles may

May, Eric Charles. Bedrock Faith. New York: Akashic Books, 2014. Parkland, a black neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side, is turned upside-down by the return of Gerald Reeves, aka Stew Pot. Stew Pot’s reign of terror ended when he was imprisoned. With his release and return home to his mother’s house,…

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resources discovered @ nwsa

Following up on my last post about the National Women’s Studies Association conference, here’s a list of resources (new and new to me) that I learned about during my three days. Books Bodies Without Borders by Erynn Masi de Casanova & Afshan Jafar (to be published in December 2013) Entering…

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bodies of subversion

Bodies of Subversion: A Secret History of Women and Tattoo by Margot Mifflin (New York: Powerhouse Books) Having read the 1997 print, I want you to know that this 2013 third edition is much, much better. There is more material in the historical chapters and a whole new section on contemporary…

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