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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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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Get to Know Salem College Libraries!

EDEN HAMBY This past year, Salem College Libraries (SCL) has gained two new additions to their library staff, new resources for students to use and outreach initiatives. The library staff has reached out to the Salemite to introduce themselves and these new resources to the student body. Their goal is to connect with Salem students […]

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What’s New Book Review – In Search of Us

SAM SHAW In Search of Us Ava Dellaira pp. 416 Farrar Straus Giroux  Published March 2018 When a book starts by tossing out disconnected puzzle pieces that make up the inevitable end, it is a challenge to keep reading. The energy, plot arc and tension have to be powerful enough to keep the rapt attention […]

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Upcoming Books + Films

DENAE RABINETTE Upcoming Books Now that 2017 is behind us, 2018 is officially in full swing! Here is a list of books coming out during the first half of 2018 that you might want to add to your “To Read” list! “Red Clocks” by Leni Zuma (January 16); A novel set in a dystopian future […]

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