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The Good Braider packs insight and compassion through powerful verse

The Good Braider by Terry Farish (Marshall Cavendish, 2012)

We are fortunate to have so many gifted writers in the Seacoast. Among our many treasures is a true gem- Terry Farish. 449 more words

Book Reviews

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

The basketball reference in the title and on the cover didn’t signal that I was the audience for Kwame Alexander’s The Crossover, so despite enthusiastic reports, I picked it up only recently while preparing to teach a course. 389 more words

Book review: Pearl Verses the World

Pearl Verses the World by Sally Murphy, ill. Heather Potter, Walker Books Australia, ISBN 9781921150937


Matilda reviewed her own copy of this book. 196 more words

Book Reviews

Poetry & History

I have always enjoyed novels in verse and I think, if I ever write a work of fiction, that might be the form it takes. I have fantasies about books I’d like to write, and I am a better nonfiction writer so I think this might be a good form for me to attempt fiction. 404 more words

Novel In Verse

Like Water on Stone

By Dana Walrath

This is the harrowing tale of siblings on a quest for safety during the Armenian genocide. Walrath writes with sparse and effective verse, making it a quick read for a heavy topic. 90 more words