Monthly Archive: April, 2014

Interstices by Rachel Blau DuPlessis

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“Interstices” by Rachel Blau DuPlessis is a joyous deconstruction of language and the poetic act.

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CCLaP Fridays: Swing, by Miasha

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This week Karl Wolff reviews “Swing,” by Miasha, an erotic thriller about four couples who frequent an Atlanta swinger club

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Commonplace Book: Denise Levertov on Marriage

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Another installment of my Commonplace Book, with Denise Levertov on the ache of marriage.

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THE DRIFTLESS AREA REVIEW’S STATEMENT OF PRINCIPLES

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I lay out my principles to avoid Conflict of Interest, because I am now both a reviewer and an editor.

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CCLaP Fridays: Singapore Noir, edited by Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan

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This week I review “Singapore Noir,” edited by Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan, about the dreamers, desperation, and bad decisions that make up the noir genre in a city with no crime. This is good crime fiction, lah.

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Like One: Poems for Boston, edited by Deborah Finkelstein

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“Like One” is a beautiful anthology of poetry created to raise money for the victims of the Boston Marathon Bombing.

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CCLaP Fridays: Sutro’s Glass Palace, by John A. Martini

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This week Karl Wolff reviews “Sutro’s Glass Palace,” by John A. Martini, a history of a forgotten San Francisco landmark.

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CCLaP Journal #5 is here!

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The CCLaP Journal #5 is finally out! Get your copy today! The issue includes an interview with Joe Meno, photography features, numerous book reviews, original short fiction by CCLaP authors, and no ads!

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The Fight for the Four Freedoms, by Harvey J. Kaye @ NYJB

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“The achievements of the Greatest Generation and the policies of FDR are without equal in American history, but the narrow focus and the crass partisan cheerleading ruin an otherwise fascinating introductory volume for those interested in the New Deal.”

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CCLaP Fridays: ApartFrom, by Constance A. Dunn

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This week I review “ApartFrom,” by Constance A. Dunn, a dreamlike novel about three protagonists who are linked together in strange ways.

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