Roshani Chokshi’s “The Gilded Wolves” Launch Party at Bookmarks Winston-Salem

DENAE RABINETTE   On January 15th, Bookmarks, the independent bookstore in downtown Winston-Salem, hosted a book launch event to celebrate the release of author Roshani Chokshi’s latest novel, “The Gilded Wolves.” Bookmarks is a literary non-profit organization that uses community outreach to connect people with books and authors through the annual Bookmarks Festival of Books […]

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What’s New Book Review

SAM SHAW This is How It Always Is By Laurie Frankel pp. 338 Flatiron Books Published January 4, 2017 #1 New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth George said about “This is How It Always Is” by Laurie Frankel that, “This is a novel everyone should read. It’s brilliant. It’s bold. And it’s time.” She could […]

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The New Poetry Review: New Poets of Native Nations

NATALIE PATTERSON New Poets of Native Nations Ed. Heid E. Erdrich 2018 What is the purpose of a poetry anthology? Merriam-Webster defines “anthology” as merely “a collection of selected literary pieces or passages or works of art or music.” Truly, the compiling and editing of an anthology goes much deeper than this—the text must offer […]

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The New Poetry Review: Wade in the Water

NATALIE PATTERSON Wade in the Water Tracy K. Smith 2018 With “Wade in the Water” comes another vibrant and profound collection from Tracy K. Smith, Poet Laureate of the United States and Pulitzer Prize-winner for one of her previous books, “Life on Mars.”  The much-awarded Smith presents in four sections thoughts on a surprisingly wide […]

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Contemporary Poetry Review: “The Best American Poetry 2018”

NATALIE PATTERSON “The Best American Poetry 2018” Dana Gioia, Guest Editor David Lehman, Series Editor In an essay published in The Atlantic in 1991, poet Dana Gioia asked, “Can Poetry Matter?”  Now, over twenty-five years later, he serves as guest editor for the 2018 release of “The Best American Poetry,” a series that has, since […]

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