Review of 3a.m. Blues, Joseph Fulkerson

Originally published on Reedsy Discovery. 3a.m. Blues is the second poetry collection from Fulkerson - The Glenmore Sessions being a tremendous debut. The approach in 3a.m. Blues is very different to The Glenmore Sessions; divided into three sections - Denial & Bitterness, Acceptance & Forgiveness, and New Beginnings. Fulkerson's focus this time is on the linear journey through and out of … Continue reading Review of 3a.m. Blues, Joseph Fulkerson

When it rains

The rain pours, but I taste the sunlight of the earth on my cherry tongue. Photograph & poem: © Kristiana Reed 2019 Between the Trees UK Between the Trees US Available internationally

Review of Boy in the Hole, Akiva Hersh

Originally published on Reedsy Discovery.  Hersh’s novel follows the beginning of Jacob Murtaugh’s life; from new born babe to young adult off to college. The events Jacob witnesses, perpetrates and survives are unsettling and it was often uncomfortable to read. Yet, there is an addictive quality to Hersh’s narrative. No matter how disconcerted I felt … Continue reading Review of Boy in the Hole, Akiva Hersh

Banshee

I know you want me to run - screaming into the hills like the banshee I am in all of your paintings hung in a gallery of shame; each one titled ‘self-hate’. Poem: © Kristiana Reed 2019 Between the Trees UK Between the Trees US Available internationally

Thunder & cyclamen

The sweetpea and cyclamen look resplendent in the thunder: catching the lightning as they sway in the breeze of fallen leaves and rain. Poem: © Kristiana Reed 2019 Between the Trees UK Between the Trees US Available internationally

Review of Maggie’s Ruse, Anne Leigh Parrish

Originally published on Reedsy Discovery.  Parrish’s fourth novel Maggie’s Ruse follows the lives of identical twins, Maggie and Marta, and it is a well-written novel you are unlikely to put down. Both young women are living together, as they always have done, in New York, attempting to make something of themselves. Maggie is an artist and Marta … Continue reading Review of Maggie’s Ruse, Anne Leigh Parrish