Review: The Eye of Caroline Herschel by Laura Long

Regular readers know I don’t write many reviews for this blog. While I keep a reading journal, but generally, I keep my reactions and opinions private. But when Laura Long, a fellow member of the WOM-PO listserv, put out a call for reviews for her recent chapbook, I was intrigued. And not just because IContinue reading “Review: The Eye of Caroline Herschel by Laura Long”

Literary Love for January

The new year turned out to be a great month for my reading list. This isn’t a full list of everything I’ve read, just my favorites. Sandra Cisneros, Caramelo. It’s no secret that Sandra Cisneros is my favorite poet. I read Loose Woman once a year. But I also adore her fiction, and Caramelo is no exception. Stylistically,Continue reading “Literary Love for January”

David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest, and Empathy

A few years ago, I participated in a reading experience called Infinite Summer, in which one attempts to read all of Infinite Jest between Memorial Day and Labor Day. I accomplished the goal, but did not enjoy the book. I appreciated Wallace’s ambition, his characters, and his psychological and philosophical insights, but the story itself didn’tContinue reading “David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest, and Empathy”

What I’ve been reading

I’ve been on a real Sandra Cisneros kick lately. I just re-read Loose Woman (one of my all-time favorite collections), I’ll be starting Woman Hollering Creek sometime this week, and I have My Wicked Wicked Ways on order. Shannon Hardwick has a beautiful chapbook out. It makes me jealous that I don’t live in the desert. I’ve beenContinue reading “What I’ve been reading”