Chapbook Review: “Star Dust”

There is so much to glean from a single poem, if it is written well, much less a collection of well-written poetry.  Star Dust, by Frank Bidart, certainly measured up and exceeded that expectation.  I had been searching for something delicious to dive into, and this chapbook did not disappoint. One line in Bidart's poem… Continue reading Chapbook Review: “Star Dust”

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Book Review: “Sight and Sensibility”

A few posts back I told you guys about my experiment to fix my physical vision through a combination of meditation and study of the anatomy of the eye.  This little experiment of mine started well before I picked up the book Sight and Sensibility: the ecopsychology of perception, but once I did, the validation I… Continue reading Book Review: “Sight and Sensibility”

Book Review: “The Craft of Writing”

A short while back I was searching for a good book on the art and technique of writing, not simply to write a novel or a short story, but on the art of writing itself.  Lo and behold, I found a book with a title very similar to my initial query. The Craft of Writing,… Continue reading Book Review: “The Craft of Writing”

All the Feels For “Fledgling” (book review)

I was happy to have found one of Octavia Butler's books, Fledgling, while perusing the shelves at The Last Bookstore in downtown L.A.  A book on vampires - and an interesting, almost ecological take on them at that - and one in which the protagonist is a black woman? Bet.  Started that shit almost immediately. The book… Continue reading All the Feels For “Fledgling” (book review)