What’s New Book Review: “Insurrecto” by Gina Apostol

SAM SHAW “Insurrecto” By Gina Apostol pp. 336 Soho Press Published Nov. 13, 2018 From the PEN Open Book Award-winning author of “Gun Dealers’ Daughter”, Gina Apostol, comes “Insurrecto”, a haunting tribute to America’s past and present for the people of the Philippines. Woven between the parallel storylines of Filipino translator Magsalin and American filmmaker […]

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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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What’s New Book Review

SAM SHAW “Children of Blood and Bone” by Tomi Adeyemi Published March 6, 2018 Zélie Adebola, the feisty protagonist of Tomi Adeyemi’s new high fantasy novel “Children of Blood and Bone”, is a divîner–her white hair marks her to be something “lesser” simply because her ancestors were maji. Zélie remembers when her beautiful country of […]

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What’s New Book Review

SAM SHAW Mirror, Mirror By Cara Delevingne with Rowan Coleman 354 pp. HarperCollins. Published October 3, 2017 Easy as it is to get caught up in the twists and turns of a Young Adult novel, “Mirror, Mirror” by Cara Delevingne leaves the readers behind like Hansel and Gretel with nothing but a few breadcrumbs to […]

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