Thursday, August 12, 2010

Reviews N'@

Many of you already know that I was born & raised in the Pittsburgh area. Most of my family is still there. After two family trips, I'm surprised the phrase "n'at" (trans. short for "and that") has not re-entered my lingo until here.

Despite all of my travels, I've managed to post four reviews on berniE-zine:

The Great Mortality: An Intimate History of the Black Death, the Most Devastating Plague of All Time, by John Kelly -- A compelling work that draws not only on science, history, anthropology, and sociology, but also on the writings of people who lived through this period.
http://rantsravesreviews.homestead.com/GreatMortality.html

The Myth of the Simple Machines, poems by Laurel Snyder -- This collection is enjoyable not only for its inventiveness, but also for its myriad strong, memorable voices.
http://rantsravesreviews.homestead.com/MythOfSimpleMachines.html

The Los Angeles Review, Volume 7, Spring 2010 -- This weighty issue contains an impressive variety of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction, as well as engaging interviews.
http://rantsravesreviews.homestead.com/LosAngelesReview7.html

Notes from the Red Zone, poems by Christina Pacosz -- The first chapbook in the Seven Kitchens Press ReBound Series addresses the Hanford nuclear weapons manufacturing facility and the contamination it spread throughout the region.
http://rantsravesreviews.homestead.com/NotesFromRedZone.html

There's also a book giveaway for folks who are trying to quit smoking:
http://rantsravesreviews.homestead.com/WinBooks.html

I have little more than one week until my daughter returns to school. Until then, I'm laying low and trying not to think about all the work I have planned for this fall.

I am chomping at the bit to get started...

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