Gently Read Literature, Summer 2012

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Gently Read Literature Summer 2012 (June, July, August) Contents 2—Excelling in Brief: Emma Kate Tsai on Jim Shepard’s Master of Miniatures

38—Poetic Conversation: Patricia Carragon on Juanita Torrence-Thompson’s Talking with Stanley Kunitz

4—Masters of Subtext: Kelly Lydick on They Could No Longer Contain Themselves: A Collection of Five Flash Chapbooks

42—The Body, The Family, Dreams: Heath Fisher on Matthew Porubsky’s Fire Mobile

8—Ravishing Toes in the Morning Bath: Mark Jenkins on Jean Follain’s 130 Poems

44—Vastness and Mystery: Melanie Fitch on Janice Gould’s Doubters and Dreamers

11—A Finely Drawn World: Tom Williams on Phong Nguyen’s story collection Memory Sickness

47—Joy to be Had: Andrea Blythe on Ron Padgett’s How Long

14—Whispers, Never Rants: Maria Nazos on Traci Brimhall’s poetry collection Our Lady of the Ruins

49—A Passionate Reading: Cat Dixon on Alvin Greenberg’s Passionate Travelogue 53—Unordinary Scope: Jeff Alessandrelli on John Bradley’s You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know

16—Don't Ever Interrupt the Delicious Fictional Dream: Robin Martin on Terese Svoboda’s novel Bohemian Girl

55—Movement Away From What Was Before: Joan Biddle on Will Edmiston’s effie

19—An Experience in Negative Capability: Lisa Cole on Sarah Falkner’s novel Animal Sanctuary

58—"The Pictures Were Just for Reference": Todd McCarty on Personal Objectivity in Tony Trigilio's Historic Diary

21—Mischievous Twinkle: David S. Atkinson on Alta Ifland’s story collection Death-In-A-Box 23—This Terrible Symmetry: LJ Moore on Peter Richards’s poetry collection Helsinki

61—Non-Social Social Media: David S. Atkinson on Michael Seidlinger’s In Great Company

26—Music of the Americas: Rick Marlatt on Sing: Poetry from the Indigenous Americas

64—Introspective Poetry: Patricia Carragon on Jason Schneiderman’s Striking Surface

31—A Certain Plateau of Articulation: Christopher Schaeffer on Lea Graham’s Hough & Helix & Where & Here & You, You, You

68—Not White. Not Black. Just People.: Athena Lark on Jane Lazarre’s Inheritance 70—Contributor’s Page

34—Allegiances: Ingrid Wendt on Maxine Kumin’s New and Selected Poems


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