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Connecting the Dots

by Matt Benzing

"Connecting the Dots" is a heartfelt guide that encourages spiritual improvement through daily readings and exercises. Jason O. Yearwood’s "Connecting the Dots" is a Christian devotional that takes the form of portioned readings and... Read More

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The Humbling and Other Poems

by Michele Sharpe

Via formal verses, the poetry collection "The Humbling and Other Poems" conveys a gentle, generous world view. Written in traditional formats, the entries of Robert J. Tiess’s poetry collection "The Humbling and Other Poems" concern... Read More

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Ask the Brindled

by Matt Sutherland

Truth spoken by poets matters more simply because the poet settles for nothing but the truth, so help her Veritas, daughter of Saturn. Such vigilance is arduous, and as a queer, Indigenous Hawaiian, No’u Revilla is as singular a voice... Read More

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La Movida

by Matt Sutherland

Inspiration: handy stuff, if you can find it. Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta secured theirs in the revolutionary struggles of Chicana feminists and Spain’s Post-Franco queer punk movement, so this collection doesn’t play nice with fascists... Read More

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oh, you thought this was a date?!

by Matt Sutherland

Careening towards the apocalypse, we’d be choosy about sitting shotgun next to anyone but a poet. Who else could keep the conversation lively with brimstone on the breath? C. Russell Price, keep that seat open for us, will ya? A Lambda... Read More

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Song of My Softening

by Matt Sutherland

We are born of parents and the times, and we live lives of freedom and preordained constraint (arguably). Thou shall not make excuses. Born the daughter of African and Caribbean immigrants in Britain, queer poet Omotara James earned her... Read More

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Comeback Evolution

by Matt Sutherland

His talent unmistakable from the earliest days, Walter K. Delbridge was sidetracked by the civil rights movement, Vietnam draft, schizophrenia, and institutionalization—though his recovery was never a question, even while he labored in... Read More

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Pina

by Eileen Gonzalez

Members of a Tahitian family cannot escape one another in Titaua Peu’s novel "Pina". Nine-year-old Pina’s life, already darkened by abuse and poverty, becomes even harsher when an accident turns her drunken father Auguste into a... Read More

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