Now more than ever, content creators are dealing with “audience fragmentation”—a newly ubiquitous term in... Read More
Book of the Day
In this absorbing and enlightening first-person account of a thru-trekking adventure, Radzicki McManus proves to be a congenial and inspiring guide.
MoonDance Dishes Up Poetry Treats to Kids
It’s National Poetry Month, and we here at Foreword Reviews are asking the age-old question: "What about the children?" Indie publisher Moondance Press is doing its part to make poetry a treat for youngsters with its Poetry for Kids series.
The Gender-Genre Divide
New LGBTQ Fiction and Nonfiction
Are these reviews for LGBTQ folks who want to read about people who think like them and face issues similar to their own? Is it for straight people who want to read great stories about people struggling with life and love? The answer is Yes. And yes.
Race and Identity
Rachel Doležal, Ridiculed for 'Passing' as Black, Tells her Story
To truly understand what it’s like to be black in America, you have to be black in America. And that’s why many people are quite angry at Rachel Doležal. The white civil rights activist has been 'passing' as black. Now, she tells her story.
A Southern Warrior
An Interview with Paula Martinac
Against the turn toward "alternative truths" stand fighters. The heroine of Paula Martinac’s novel is one such warrior: a ferocious Southern woman who battles homophobia, racism, and ignorance, all from her place behind the library desk.
Power in Simplicity: Poetry Reviewed in March/April
Sometimes poetry has a quiet beauty. Simple words tell a story and layer their meaning carefully, veiling it. Reviewed in our March/April issue, this soft poetry is strong, but in whispers.
Give Me Shape-Shifting, Mind-Warping, Bone-Rattling, Blood-Letting
Spring 2017 brings many tempting fantasy escapes for readers, from dragons and mythical beasts to psychedelic adventures in parallel universes.
with Lynsey G.
It’s one of the paradoxes of contemporary American sexuality: nobody seems to want to talk about porn; everybody seems to be watching it. Sharp and hilarious feminist writer Lynsey G.'s memoir unpacks this and other conundrums.
Here They Are: Our INDIES Finalists
We spent the past few months examining thousands of books, and narrowing them down to the finalists in our INDIES Book of the Year Awards. Today, we announce the finalists whose books will be sent on to our expert judges.
Anna Gooding-Call is a reference librarian at the Nevins Memorial Library in Methuen, Massachusetts, where she... Read More
An alternating narrative creates a subtle yet intense and multilayered portrait of Okinawans. Shun Medoruma’s In... Read More
Editor’s Note: This poem by Randall Mann is being presented as part of our special focus on poetry during... Read More
The idea of adapting a classic novel or short story to the comics medium has been around for a long time. I remember,... Read More
Comprehensive and scholarly, Finding Feminism is best for the seasoned millennial feminist or for the new one truly... Read More
Buck’s memoir features a poetry of expression tempered by the keen eye of a gardener. When Leslie Buck turned... Read More
Felver’s portraits, and excerpts from Native American writers, emphasize the interconnectedness of Native... Read More