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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

Drowned Town

by Letitia Montgomery-Rodgers

In western Kentucky, towns along the Cumberland River were replaced by Lake Barkley during a dam project. Residents were told “their sacrifice was for the public good.” Jayne Moore Waldrop’s novel "Drowned Town" is about what they... Read More

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Two Tribes

by Letitia Montgomery-Rodgers

A thought experiment wrapped in a science fiction novel, Chris Beckett’s "Two Tribes" audits Brexit and Britain’s current political and class gulf from a dystopian future, as a historian tries to find the origins of her world in the... Read More

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