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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

Thorn

by Letitia Montgomery-Rodgers

It is said that “the Huntress rides out when the sun is at its farthest and Winter has her jaws buried deep in the heart of the warm, green world,” but Rowan is skeptical about this—and everything else about village life. Her... Read More

Book Review

Lord

by Letitia Montgomery-Rodgers

João Gilberto Noll’s "Lord" opens with a cryptic quote from Iain Sinclair: “The secret interiors of these post-human fortresses solicit conspiracy, acts of sexual transgression. Illicit exchanges between dealers.” Aging and... Read More

Book Review

Skull and Pestle

by Letitia Montgomery-Rodgers

"Skull and Pestle", edited by Kate Wolford, gathers seven short stories that revive Baba Yaga’s legend, alternately retelling her original tale or transporting her through time and space to unexpected places. Women find Baba Yaga in... Read More

Book Review

Acts of Assumption

by Letitia Montgomery-Rodgers

“Love is an earthquake … It overturns all sorts of assumptions,” and from "Acts of Assumption"‘s opening three-part definition of assumption, S. W. Leicher plays with its mental, physical, and cultural forms, chronicling what... Read More

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Love, Time Is Gone

by Letitia Montgomery-Rodgers

A passion project targeted at a particular woman, "Love, Time Is Gone" features high-flown language, lambent rage, and nearly mythic stakes. Dedicated to a woman named April, Joseph Bartley Haltom III’s "Love, Time Is Gone" is a deeply... Read More

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