Foreword Reviews

Mya Alexice, Book Reviewer

Mya is a poet, journalist, and activist living in New York City. They are a Mellon Mays fellow conducting academic research about race and ethnicity and its relationship with language. Most of their poems can be found in literary magazines like Quarto, The Raven’s Perch, Echoes, and The Legendary. More pieces reside at their personal website: messmiah.wordpress.com, along with personal writings and musings.

Book Review

Cinderella Liberator

by Mya Alexice

"Cinderella Liberator" is a whimsical, feminist retelling of the classic tale, transformed by Rebecca Solnit and illustrator Arthur Rackham to be about discovering yourself and being kind to others. Where the canonical one-dimensional... Read More

Book Review

Ivy Day

by Mya Alexice

Pam Jones’s "Ivy Day" is an eerie, vivid examination of minds warped by obsession and stardom. Jones conjures a deep journey into the heads of five characters, focusing on the particularly unpleasant journey of one JOHN MARK Waterman.... Read More

Book Review

Offline

by Mya Alexice

Brian Adams’s charming and heartfelt young adult novel "Offline" explores the harm that comes with trading the real world for an online one. Meagan has a real problem. She’s not addicted to drugs or alcohol or gambling, but she... Read More

Book Review

Fat Angie

by Mya Alexice

A sequel to Stonewall Book Award Winner "Fat Angie", e.E Charlton-Trujillo’s Fat Angie: Rebel Girl Revolution finds Angie grappling with a new set of circumstances. Quick, compelling prose propels the often poignant narrative about one... Read More

Book Review

Give a Girl Chaos

by Mya Alexice

Heidi Seaborn’s poetry collection "Give a Girl Chaos" wields everyday language with immense skill, resulting in an expansive work. These poems encompass the range of human emotion. They travel around the globe and from idea to idea,... Read More

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Girls on the Line

by Mya Alexice

Jennie Liu’s "Girls on the Line" is a gut-wrenching story of sisterhood and perseverance. Early 2000s China, in the throes of family planning policies and massive industrialization, isn’t kind to orphaned girls like Luli and Yun, who... Read More

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