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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

The Tiny Journalist

by Letitia Montgomery-Rodgers

Written to honor youth activists Janna Jihad Ayyad and her cousin Ahed Tamimi, Naomi Shihab Nye’s "The Tiny Journalist" uses poetry to blend stories and speak truth to power about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Amid unfathomable... Read More

Book Review

Burn Fortune

by Letitia Montgomery-Rodgers

It’s the 1990s, and June is making her way through high school in Marshalltown, Iowa. Life moves at a laconic pace, spiked with the adrenaline of teenage discovery. But in Brandi Homan’s "Burn Fortune", what June discovers about the... Read More

Book Review

Love in Winter

by Letitia Montgomery-Rodgers

"Love in Winter" reaches for the art of poetry to clothe a father’s naked grief. William Edmund Evans’s Love in Winter: Missing Ryan collects poems written in the long season of grief. As its speaker navigates the first winter after... Read More

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