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Book Review: Blackfern Girls by Elizabeth Yon

Something I love to do occasionally is read a book without any preparation. I like to admire the cover, take in the title, and then start reading at the first page. I don’t read the back, or reviews, or the short synopsis on GoodReads or Amazon. I know nothing of what I’ll find between the

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Book Review: Superpowers or: More Poems About Flying

I met Marian Kent through Write on Edge. To be perfectly honest, I bought her book because I thought the cover looked pretty and I wanted to support a friend. I wrote a lot of poetry in college (because DRAMA makes for great poetry…) but haven’t really gotten back into it since then. I’m not really

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Book Review: Almost Somewhere

In 1993, Suzanne Roberts and two friends decided to hike California’s John Muir Trail, 211 miles, over twenty-eight days. In 2012, the University of Nebraska Press published her memoir about the trip – Almost Somewhere: Twenty-Eight Days on the John Muir Trail. Suzanne currently teaches for the low-residency MFA Program at Sierra Nevada College (my alma

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Book Review: Here I Go Again

Jen Lancaster’s novel, Here I Go Again, starts off on the wrong foot and never really gets back into step for me. The novel starts off by introducing a character that every kid in high school remembers dealing with. Lissy Ryder is pretty much the Regina George of the book’s world. The mean but popular

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