Puzzling Through Life with “A Long Time to Be Gone”

Michael McFee’s poetry collection, “A Long Time to Be Gone,” explores humanity and existence’s delights and oddities.

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“The Faraway World” Depicts Longing, Ghostliness, and Less-Than-Exquisite Love

A review of Patricia Engel’s collection of short stories, “The Faraway World.”

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Examining the Art of the Short Story in “Arranging Stories”

Heather A. Fox examines how white women writers in the South ordered their short story collections to say something about historical events, society or politics in the midst of a racist and male-dominated publishing era.

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“Moonrise Over New Jessup” Highlights an Important Part of History While Exploring Themes of Acceptance, Independence, and Identity

A review of Jamila Minnicks’ novel, “Moonrise Over New Jessup.”

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Generational Horrors Faced Head-on in “Unloose My Heart”

Marcia Edwina Herman-Giddens recounts her traumatizing childhood at the hands of a racist, abusive mother during the civil rights movement.

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“down here in Tennessee”: An Interview with Drew Bratcher

An interview with Drew Bratcher about his new book, “Bub: Essays From Just North of Nashville.”

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“Tell Me What You See” Is A Timeless Collection About Unprecedented Times

A review of Terena Elizabeth Bell’s collection of short stories, “Tell Me What You See.”

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“The female body is a product for others’ consumption”: An Interview with Melissa Ginsburg

An interview with Melissa Ginsburg about her new book, “Doll Apollo.”

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