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Letitia Montgomery-Rodgers, Book Reviewer

Letitia Montgomery-Rodgers is a farmer, book critic, poet, and writer. She earned a B.A. in English from Penn State and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing and M.A. in Applied Linguistics from Old Dominion University. A National Book Critics Circle Emerging Critic, her critical work has appeared in Foreword Reviews, The Los Angeles Review, and Literary Mama

Her creative work has been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize in Flash Fiction, was a semifinalist in the 2015 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award and the 2016 Philip Levine Prize for Poetry, and has been published in Gulf Stream, IthacaLit, Menacing Hedge, and SWWIM Every Day, among others. She lives in rural Virginia, but you can find her talking about books and other passions on Facebook and Twitter. Facebook: @lmontgomeryrodgers|Twitter: @murderopilcrows

Book Review

In Transit

by Letitia Montgomery-Rodgers

Dianna E. Anderson’s "In Transit" troubles the idea of “transgender” as an umbrella identity and “transition” as synonymous with bodily alteration. Rather, through the recursive application of theoretical frameworks around... Read More

Book Review

Jester

by Letitia Montgomery-Rodgers

In Brielle D. Porter’s novel "Jester", a girl’s ambition to possess real magic and outrun her family’s past threatens to consume her. Terraca’s city of Oasis is glutted with magic, and its many magicians are all competing to be... Read More

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From Gay to Z

by Letitia Montgomery-Rodgers

In "From Gay to Z", a compendium of queer culture more akin to a kiki than an encyclopedia, Justin Elizabeth Sayre serves up a blend of earnest information and loving snark. A humorist rather than a historian or social scientist, Sayre... Read More

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