Advanced review of Snowdrop: A Collection by Olivia Snowdrop

When I read a poetry collection I always look for honesty. I search for the raw and brutal truth which comes with being beautifully human and complex. Only a few ever meet this expectation for me. Too often, poets try to be clever and value style over substance. Too often, contemporary poetry collections focus on … Continue reading Advanced review of Snowdrop: A Collection by Olivia Snowdrop

Review of An Uprising in Rome, Richard F. Novak

Originally published on Reedsy Discovery.  An Uprising in Rome is driven by Novak's straightforward storytelling and his rich knowledge of sculpture and the city of Rome. The narrative seamlessly follows Charles, Piero and Maria; three characters who lead very different lives in the beginning yet soon come together thanks to the strong binds of love and … Continue reading Review of An Uprising in Rome, Richard F. Novak

Review of The Myths of Girlhood, Christine E. Ray

Everyone has the capacity to write. Some people write uplifting messages in greeting cards. Some people write hilarious commencement speeches. Some people write like their entire existence depends on it and in doing so etch their soul into the stars. After reading Composition of a Woman, Ray convinced me she was the latter. The Myths … Continue reading Review of The Myths of Girlhood, Christine E. Ray