Chapbook Interview: what mothers withhold by Elizabeth Kropf

I never can remember the first time I met someone who became a close friend. I know that I met Elizabeth Kropf at AIPF, and I’ve known her close to a decade, if not more. There have been periods when we’ve spent a lot of time together, and periods where work, school, and family meantContinue reading “Chapbook Interview: what mothers withhold by Elizabeth Kropf”

Die Hard is a Christmas Movie, End of Story

Would walk barefoot down a pathof glass to reunite with your estranged beloved? Add up all the unkind acts you commiteach day. The unfairly maligned spiderscrushed in their quiet corners. The outburstat a child disproportionate to the infraction.The yellow light you run too late, delayingsomeone’s right of way. Trace the lineageof your spite, see howContinue reading “Die Hard is a Christmas Movie, End of Story”

Review: The Robot Scientist’s Daughter by Jeannine Hall Gailey

The places we love most in life can harm us as well as sustain us. Childhood can be idyllic and beautiful, but even the most bucolic towns can have lurking dangers. Jeannine Hall Gailey’s The Robot Scientist’s Daughter is a collection that is part science-fiction fairy tale and part revelation. Drawing on her childhood in OakContinue reading “Review: The Robot Scientist’s Daughter by Jeannine Hall Gailey”