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A GLIMPSE OF MOLLY MCQUADE

A GLIMPSE OF MOLLY MCQUADE

September 25, 2018 Books
Molly McQuade was generous enough to grant me an hour of her time on a recent Saturday to talk about her books and her work only for the Independent Reviews Site. There have been enough interviews and reviews of her life and work on the Net to render the usual Where-Have-You-Been-and-Where-Are-You-Going sort of questions drearily redundant, and I didn't want to waste the time she had granted me asking them. I was curious, however, about this woman, whose critical…
HOW MUCH EARTH

HOW MUCH EARTH

September 22, 2018 Books
The Fresno Poets ed by MI Williams, Christopher Buckley and David Olivera Heyday Books Contemporary Poetry In the world of movies there is always a special place in a special time filled with special people creating unforgettable "whatevers," but it real life such times and such people are rare, and in poetry it seems even rarer. In 1958 Philip Levine came to Fresno to teach at Fresno State College and launched a succession of amazing poets in a city,…
A CROSS AND A STAR: MEMOIRS OF A JEWISH GIRL IN CHILIE

A CROSS AND A STAR: MEMOIRS OF A JEWISH GIRL IN CHILIE

June 1, 2018 Books
Marjorie Agosin Feminist Press (Memoir) Poets seem to have a knack with memoir. There's already something very baring about much contemporary poetry that is similar to what many memorably brave and direct memoirs possess. There's also something even more immediate about translation. Works translated into English often have a stunning directness, which can owe itself to the difficulty of effectively bringing the idioms and cadences of another language into our own. These tendencies, like any elements of writing, can…
DOWN CAME A BLACKBIRD

DOWN CAME A BLACKBIRD

April 6, 2018 Books
Barbara Karmazin Atlantic Bridge Publishing Sci Fi When Cait O’Keefe arrives at Sanctuary Station, a space base circling Earth, she stirs up a lot of interest. First, she is a lovely sight to behold, with her naturally multicolored hair and her graceful, sinuous dancing. Second, her birth certificate says she has two fathers. Her human mother was married to two Sidhe men, such marriages being a tradition of Sidhe culture. The Sidhe are the fairy people of legend, but…
Independent Reviews Site – Volume 3 Issue 4 (July 2003)

Independent Reviews Site – Volume 3 Issue 4 (July 2003)

July 17, 2016 Books
WARRIORS CREATOR SOL YURICK Talks About Politics, Economics and What His Book Was Really About   The Independent Reviews Site recommends you to read this post, especially if you are a real book lover because this is the place to find the independent book reviews you were looking for so long. The Warriors, which came out in 1978, was one of the first films that brought home the idea of the anti-hero. For a lot of people, it was…