Contributions by Shelby Vane

Book Review: THE LOSS OF ALL LOST THINGS by Amina Gautier

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The Loss of All Lost Things by Amina Gautier Elixir Press, 2016 $17.00  Not all loss is created equal. As I read Amina Gautier’s third collection of short stories, The Loss of All Lost Things (Elixir Press 2015), I tried to imagine the extent of loss I could endure. The loss of a child or partner …

Book Review: RECEIPT by Karen Leona Anderson

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Receipt Poems by Karen Leona Anderson Milkweed Editions, 2016 $16.00 Karen Leona Anderson’s second poetry collection, Receipt, is a reexamination of the daily duties of our modern American culture, particularly regarding feminine expressions of identity and womanhood. Anderson unearths the power behind receipts and recipes, transactions and documentation of the many roles women stretch to fit: …