Reviews | June 16th, 2015

Music I Once Could Dance To by Roy J. Beckemeyer

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Al Ortolani’s poetry and reviews have appeared in journals such as Prairie Schooner, New Letters, and the New York Quarterly. He has published six books of poetry. His newest collection, Francis Shoots Pool at Chubb’s Bar, was released in February of 2015 by Spartan Press. He co-edits The Little Balkans Review, a regional journal out of southeast Kansas. Currently, he is teaching English in the Kansas City area and serves on the Board of Directors of the Kansas City Writers Place. He performs his poems widely and is a member of the troupe White Buffalo Poetry and Blues.

Reviews | June 16th, 2015

People on Sunday by Geoffrey G. O’Brien

James Eidson’s work has appeared in Sixth Finch, H_NGM_N, Forklift Ohio, Ampersand Review, Whiskey Island, and others. His reviews have appeared in MAKE: A Chicago Literary Magazine, Columbia Poetry Review, Word Riot, and others. He is an associate editor for Ghost Proposal and lives in Chicago.

Reviews | June 16th, 2015

Shields & Shards & Stitches & Songs by Dan Beachy Quick

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Chelsey Clammer has been published in The Rumpus, Essay Daily, The Water~Stone Review and Black Warrior Review among many others. She is the Essays Editor for The Nervous Breakdown and Founding Editor of Her first collection of essays, BodyHome, was released from Hopewell Publishing in Spring 2015. Her second collection of essays, There Is Nothing Else to See Here, is forthcoming from The Lit Pub, Summer 2015. You can read more of her writing at:

Reviews | June 16th, 2015

Being Dead in South Carolina by Jacob White

Ryan Chamberlain has worked as a farmhand, teacher, roustabout, freelance writer, and busboy. He is currently a bookseller in upstate New York.

Reviews | April 15th, 2015

Our Lady of the Nile by Scholastique Mukasonga

Sebastian Sarti is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles. He currently lives in New York.

Reviews | April 15th, 2015

Equinox Mirror by Tantra Bensko

Lisa Holden is an artist, writer and translator based in Amsterdam. Her artwork has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions in London, Amsterdam, New York, Miami and Oslo and is represented in various private and public collections. For several years, she was the in-house book reviewer of Eyemazing, an independently-owned fine art photography magazine.

Reviews | March 16th, 2015

Bipolar Cowboy by Noah Cicero

Gabino Iglesias is a writer, journalist, and book reviewer living in Austin, TX. His reviews have appeared in places like Electric Literature, The Rumpus, Verbicide, Entropy, Marginalia, Atticus Review, That Lit Site, Heavy Feather Review, and other print and online venues. You can read/reach him on Twitter at @Gabino_Iglesias

Reviews | March 16th, 2015

The Myth of Brilliant Summers by Austin Collings


Bobby Gant is a published writer and poet, having had poetry, short stories and reviews published in a variety of online and print journals and magazines. Bobby also does freelance journalism and blog work, though he maintains that he has never hacked anyone’s mobile phone. He is a proud Yorkshireman, living just outside of Barnsley in South Yorkshire.

Reviews | March 16th, 2015

The Roadkill Collection by Jon Sindell

Review by Amy Willoughby-Burle

We’re told not to judge a book by the cover, but let’s face it—we all do. It’s like that first glance across a crowded room, you do a double take, you make your move—then, well, you know how it goes from there. One look at The Roadkill Collection by Jon Sindell and you settle on a pick-up line. And when you get it home, you won’t be disappointed. It is what you hoped it would be; a funny, irreverent, unexpected, and unusual in all the right ways, take on life and the world we all live

Reviews | March 16th, 2015

Divining the Prime Meridian by Carol Smallwood


Christine Redman-Waldeyer is a poet and Assistant Professor of English at Passaic County Community College, N.J. and earned her D.Litt from Drew University in writing. She is currently finishing her Ed. D. in higher education at Rowan University. She has published three poetry collections, Frame by Frame, Gravel, and Eve Asks (all with Muse-Pie Press), co-edited Writing after Retirement: Tips from Successful Retired Writers, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers and has appeared in Paterson Literary Journal, Schuylkill Valley Journal, The Texas Review, Verse Wisconsin, and others. She founded Adanna, a literary journal that focuses on women’s topics. She is a freelance writer for EP Magazine recently covering New Jersey Special Olympics and Tim Shriver’s newly released book, Fully Alive and has served as a program consultant.