Swallow

I did not begin reading poetry by Latinx writers until late 2018 when I started my MFA program. Before then I read mostly white (read:...

A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing

Eimear McBride’s A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing was a difficult read. The language was broken down. The scenes created were tough to bear...

I Love Dick

I had mixed feelings while reading Chris Kraus’ I Love Dick. On the one hand, there is an empowerment of woman, on the other there is an...

That This

Susan Howe’s “That This” is a heart-wrenching mind-bender. The handling of time (before and after, past and present, etc) in...

Fires in the Mirror

"You realize, man, ain't no justice, ain't never been no justice, ain't never gonna be no justice."

This Is Not A Novel

Read in the train, it gave me the opportunity to not focus on the individual facts and be in the constant search of who or what they died...

MoonMic: An Online Open-Mic

Throughout my journey in NYC and my MFA program I have met incredible people that offer their entire beings into projects they believe...

The Complete Maus

The Complete Maus was painful to read and see. The screaming faces of the Jewish mice as they are crying for their lives, the nooses tied...

Uncreative Writing

Kenneth Goldsmith’s Uncreative Writing seemed boring. And, well, uncreative, in fact in its appearance and design. That being said, the...

Bluets

Bluets is a melancholy love song for the color blue. Nelson shows the variety of meanings attributed to blue: depression, stillness,...

The Collected Works of Billy the Kid

“Writers are outlaws.” And though the case may be made by writers that stick to known form and measures as untrue, when it comes to...

On Becoming A Writer

Growing up I wanted to be a mermaid/ballerina/astronaut. As far as I can tell, my life hasn't turned out quite like my 6-year-old...

Looking for Alaska

John Green has the capacity to tear my soul open and leave me crying for the characters he creates. Looking for Alaska was a wonderful YA...

The Princess Diarist

Carrier Fisher sneaks up on you and tells her story vividly as if she were there beside you and telling it aloud. Wets your palate with...

We Shall Not Be Moved

“We Shall Not Be Moved” details the struggles of women strikers and the labor union’s fight for recognition, especially in the garment...

Bad Feminist

It's not often that I pick up a true non-fiction book. I mean, why would I? One of the reasons I read is to escape my surroundings (have...

Salt

The cover is so simple I fought hard with myself on how to best showcase it, finally deciding to let it speak for itself. Personally, I...

Petrichor

/ˈpeˌtrīkôr/ a pleasant smell that frequently accompanies the first rain after a long period of warm, dry weather. This is the first work...

Turtles All the Way Down

I bought the book the same week it came out, and finished it all in about 4-5 hours. But I didn't end the book in tears. I ended with a...

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