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Making of a Poet

by Christopher Soden

There’s a curious trend among some contemporary poets to produce collections that include annotations, backstory, and personal history. In the introduction to Deidre Alexander’s Making of a Poet: Reflections in Verse, editor J. Ralph... Read More

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Candoo!

by Christopher Soden

"Candoo!" is James M. Guiher’s light, satirical play on the nature of success, power, and mortality. A.J. “Candoo” Jones is a rich Texas oil man who buys the Parthenon in Athens, Greece. Apparently, the idea that no one person... Read More

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Budge

by Christopher Soden

"Budge" is one of the more quirky, unconventional, picaresque novels to come along in a while. It can be pleasurable, if the reader is willing to roll with Osborne’s approach to prose, which is original, if not necessarily expedient.... Read More

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Un-rested Spirit

by Christopher Soden

Some people write poetry as an enjoyable pastime or hobby, others use it as a more creative form of journaling or a path to spiritual healing. Some find pleasure in engaging language as music and medium, some find the discipline is a... Read More

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Key West Revenge

by Christopher Soden

The action in Lee A. Sweetapple’s "Key West Revenge" begins swiftly. LP Thomas and his beautiful female partner, Morgan Smith, are visiting Key West to converge on a project with one of LP’s old friends, Jim Stillwater. Jim has... Read More

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