A review by Rosemary D. Cox. Crossing Over: Poems. Priscilla Long. U of New Mexico P. Albuquerque. 2015, 80 pp. $17.95 (paper).   Grief is a strange beast. Psychologists say that there are five stages to grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. But no two people deal with loss in exactly the same way, […]

No Shape Bends the River So Long, winner of the 2013 New Measure Poetry Prize, is the work of two poets, Monica Berlin and Beth Marzoni, who have joined forces to co-create a collection of poems deriving their strength and vitality from America’s heartland. Divided into five sections, much of No Shape Bends the River […]

In one way, Skin contributor Luis Jaramillo’s first collection, The Doctor’s Wife, is like any first collection in that autobiography prevails, if autobiography could be said to extend to a multigenerational saga in which the writer appears only intermittently as the storyteller in the last half of the book, and if the book as a […]

Anne Valente brings wonder and reverence to stories of family and coming-of-age in her debut collection, By Light We Knew Our Names. Of these thirteen stories, roughly half employ a kind of magical realism or fabulism as illumination of their themes: in “Latchkey,” the opening story, children find that they are bonded together by the […]

Contributor Nuala Ní Chonchúir’s new, lovingly-crafted chapbook of flash fictions is a must-read! Of Dublin and Other Fictions includes “Jesus of Dublin” first published in our Irish issue, Volume 33.2-3, which received a special mention from The Best American Series. “Nuala Ní Chonchúir does sacred and  profane, male and female, love, sex and war, body […]