The Aliens Created by Nation-States: A Review of Voices on the Move: An Anthology about Refugees. by Alina Stefanescu

The Aliens Created by Nation-States: A Review of Voices on the Move: An Anthology about Refugees Domnica Radulescu and Roxana Cazan, editors, Voices on the Move: An Anthology by and about Refugees. Solis Press, September 28, 2020. ‎ISBN 978-1910146460 * “The alien is even more animal than the animals,” Brandon Shimoda wrote in his hybridContinue reading “The Aliens Created by Nation-States: A Review of Voices on the Move: An Anthology about Refugees. by Alina Stefanescu”

Kapo, by Aleksandar Tišma. a review by Livi Michael

Aleksandar Tišma. Kapo, New York Review Books, (2021) £11.99 The term ‘Kapo’, as David Rieff explains in his illuminating afterword to this novel, refers to a prisoner in the concentration camps who has been selected by the Nazis to work for them. Lamian, the protagonist of this novel, has served as a kapo in Auschwitz.Continue reading “Kapo, by Aleksandar Tišma. a review by Livi Michael”

Emergence and Renewal. a review of books by Gordon Phinn.

Emergence and Renewal Books Considered: Maybe It’s Me – On Being the Wrong Kind of Woman, Eileen Pollack (Delphinium Books 2022)Artful Flight, Susan Glickman (Porcupine’s Quill 2022)In the Writers’ Words, Laurence Hutchman (Guernica 2022)Music, Late and Soon, Robyn Sarah (Biblioasis 2022)The Swan: A Biography,  Steven Moss (Square Peg 2021)A Triptych of Birds & A Few Loose Feathers,Continue reading “Emergence and Renewal. a review of books by Gordon Phinn.”

Wintering Over. Books Reviewed by Gordon Phinn

Books Referenced: Leonard Cohen: Untold Stories, from this broken hill, Vol.2Michael Posner ed.  (Simon & Shuster 2021)Flower Diary, Molly Peacock (ECW 2021))Imagined Truths: myths from a draft-dodging poet, Richard Lemm (Tidewater Press 2021)We, Jane, Aimee Wall  (Book*Hug Press 2021)Danger Flower, Jaclyn Desforges (Palimpsest Press 2021)        With From This Broken Hill, editor and compilerContinue reading “Wintering Over. Books Reviewed by Gordon Phinn”

Thomas Graves: Getting to the bottom of Ben Mazer’s poetry. a review by Andreea Iulia Scridon

Thomas Graves: Getting to the bottom of Ben Mazer’s poetry   “Mazer is good enough not to care for contemporary fashion” Reading Ben Mazer’s poems one after the other, or in no particular order, gives the reader the impression of what holding a diamond in the palm of one’s hand must be like: one canContinue reading “Thomas Graves: Getting to the bottom of Ben Mazer’s poetry. a review by Andreea Iulia Scridon”