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

The Fire Is upon Us

by Mya Alexice

Nicholas Buccola’s "The Fire Is upon Us" is a riveting, expansive companion text to a historic debate that swept the nation. On February 18th, 1965, two high-profile thinkers met to discuss a pressing question: “Is the American Dream... Read More

Book Review

Hateland

by Mya Alexice

White nationalists, mass shooters, conspiracy theorists: these scary labels seem to belong to the most extreme members of society. But as Daryl Johnson argues in "Hateland", hateful extremism resides in the mainstream consciousness like... Read More

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

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