Contributions by Bridgette Bernagozzi

The Hum of Music Beneath the Traffic

By | Prose

11:06 a.m. A daytime blog, at last…but something doesn’t feel right, though it’s beautiful outside. What feels off, I wonder? I stop and use my ears. I hear the ubiquitous traffic noises, the sounds of humans doing human things outside, and the calls of birds, all mingled together. I realize that what I need today …

Pictures, Big and Small: Some Possibly Feminist Thoughts from a Borough in Pittsburgh

By | Prose

by Brigette Bernagozzi Spring 2013   I. Pictures, Big and Small Thinking about the world specifically from the framework of being a woman always gets me thinking of the bigger picture. Lately, I have been following the disturbing events of the Ohio rape case. Also, I have had a few run-ins with misogynist characters this …

The Unspoken

By | Prose

12:00 a.m. There is a tiny cut on my hand, a spot I must have missed with the moisturizer a while back, which becomes irritated whenever the weather gets colder. It is a small but insistent kind of pain, and as I sit in my green chair contemplating my backyard in the dark once again, …

Book Review: Three New Chapbooks

By | Book Review, Prose

Marrowbone (Beetnik Press) Relic (Appaloosa Press) Unbridaled (Valium Vixen Press) Several new chapbooks and independent literary presses have made their way into the world this week, and I’ve had the pleasure of reading three of them in particular. All three have been penned by women and all three relate to the natural world in mysterious …