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Review by Sandra Feen: Unknowable Things by Kerry Trautman

                Unknowable Things is an evocative language feast where sensory imagery is omnipresent. We see this throughout Kerry Trautman’s masterful collection, from the accessible first lines of her opening poem, “Drop,” He closed the screen door, stepped/into rain that smelled like worms to the engaging first lines of …

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REVIEW by a.m. stein: By Plane, Train or Coincidence by Michele McDannold

Review of Michele McDannold’s By Plane, Train, or Coincidence. “Can you tell me where the yellow brick road goes when unaccompanied by red sequined shoes?” –from “cityscapes while sitting on a cold, cold stone” Reading Michele McDannold’s latest poetry collection, By Plane, Train or Coincidence (on the title page, on my personal, signed, copy McDannold …

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REVIEW by a.m. stein: Busking Blues by Westley Heine

Busking Blues: Recollections of a Chicago Street Musician and Squatter by Westly Heine, reviewed by Alex Stein             “When writing what would be considered gritty realism it is important to remember that even gritty realism is as subjective as anything else. It’s a sliding scale. Humans have such different perceptions of reality. This accounts for …

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