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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

Girl Town

by Mya Alexice

Carolyn Nowak’s "Girl Town" is an intriguing, masterful celebration of girls and girlhood that honors young women of every shape, color, and identity with spellbinding, vivid art. Five self-contained comics utilize Nowak’s charming,... Read More

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The Cash Ceiling

by Mya Alexice

Nicholas Carnes’s "The Cash Ceiling" aims to answer daunting questions, and skillfully follows through. Discussions of the lack of class diversity in American political offices are in the spotlight. A focus on inclusion has led to... Read More

Book Review

Back to Black

by Mya Alexice

"Back to Black" pulls no punches. In the first few pages, Kehinde Andrews condemns liberalism and the entire foundation of Western society, and does not do so in a gentle manner. Best for those who are already somewhat familiar with... Read More

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Born Criminal

by Mya Alexice

Angelica Shirley Carpenter’s "Born Criminal" skillfully fills in the history of an activist erased from history. While nineteenth-century women’s suffrage movements often saw elite white women fighting for their rights and no one... Read More

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How to Carry Scars

by Mya Alexice

Dana Green’s "How to Carry Scars" is a poetic, intense meditation on what it means to be a daughter in a dangerous, hurtful world. This is the story of Olivia, a girl caught between circumstances. An obsession with photographs consumed... Read More

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