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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

Queer Magic

by Mya Alexice

Tomás Prower’s "Queer Magic" explores the seemingly heteronormative history of the world’s religions and turns it on its head. It delves into overlooked or rewritten deities, historical figures, and religions with inclusive... Read More

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The Treehouse

by Mya Alexice

"The Treehouse" is earnest, sweet, and charming as it works through the struggles of its shining lead character. Randi Triant’s insightful character-focused novel "The Treehouse" finds an intertwined cast dealing with relationships,... Read More

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Truth or Dare

by Mya Alexice

"Truth or Dare" follows the intertwining lives of six lesbian women in New England. Each have different relationships with one another; some are lovers, some are friends, others are exes who still communicate. Through alternating... Read More

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The Trans Generation

by Mya Alexice

Ann Travers’s "The Trans Generation" is an astounding and essential qualitative study that collects heartfelt, honest anecdotes from a variety of transgender children and their parents. This book explores how trans people interact with... Read More

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Paper Is White

by Mya Alexice

Hilary Zaid’s earnest and moving "Paper Is White" explores the intersection of lesbian and Jewish identity through its memorable characters, Ellen and Francine, as they try to get married in the 1990s. Their intriguing story is genuine... Read More

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The House of Erzulie

by Mya Alexice

Kirsten Imani Kasai weaves a spellbinding tale in "The House of Erzulie", intertwining elements of horror and erotica expertly. Purposeful discomfort abounds in this eerie novel that brims with masterful, uncanny language. Part of the... Read More

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The Bone Curse

by Mya Alexice

Carrie Rubin’s "The Bone Curse" supplements the usual medical thriller storyline with elements of Vodou and the occult. The result is a polished, entertaining novel. Ben Oris is an endearing med student who leans heavily on science as... Read More

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Uncle Cheroot

by Mya Alexice

Uncle Cheroot is alluring, surrounded by mystery and enlivened by his supernatural attributes. In Alan Jansen’s fantastical novel "Uncle Cheroot", a young woman aims to discover who she is by unraveling her uncle’s supernatural... Read More

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