“The Predatory Animal Ball” Gives Voices to the Voiceless, Human and Animal Alike

A review of Jennifer Fliss’ short story collection “The Predatory Animal Ball.”

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Start Small with Jacqueline Goldfinger’s “Playwriting with Purpose”

A review of Jacqueline Goldfinger’s “Playwriting with Purpose: A Guide and Workbook for New Playwrights.”

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“Marginalized”: Southern Women Playwrights Upstaged No More

A review of Casey Kayser’s “Marginalized: Southern Women Playwrights Confront Race, Region and Gender.”

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“The Office of Historical Corrections” is a Trenchant Dramatization of Racial Inequity in America

A review of Danielle Evans’ novella and story collection, “The Office of Historical Corrections.”

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“Playlist for the Apocalypse”: A Masterful Blend of the Personal with the Political

Rita Dove’s eleventh collection of poetry, “Playlist for the Apocalypse,” feels both intricate and monumental at the same time.

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“Where I Come From” Is Gentle, Full of Charms

Rick Bragg’s collection of essays, “Where I Come From,” is, as he claims in his prologue, about “the South’s gentler, easier nature,” covering everything from Tupperware to pick-up trucks, to pigs’ feet and po’boys.

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“This Life” Draws Attention to Life Behind Bars and the Transcendent Power of Rap

A review of Quntos KunQuest’s debut novel, “This Life.”

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Elizabeth Spencer: “A Veritable Seurat of Southern Life”

A review of Modern Library’s reissued edition of Elizabeth Spencer’s collection of short stories, “The Southern Woman.”

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