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A Rare and Treasured Sense

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Neon recently published a glowing review of Paul Kilgore’s short story collection Losing Camille. Here is one of our favorite sections from reviewer Laura McDonald:

Kilgore evokes in his reader that rare and treasured sense of hushed appreciation felt only now and again, on the tentative suspicion that one is in the hands of a truly great writer. This is one suspicion which is proven, over and over, and with unfaltering certainty throughout, to be wholly deserved.

The entire review is available online here.

A Book That Deserves To Be Known

We’d like to thank the good people over at Neon for the review of Turning Inside Out by Sandra Kolankiewicz. Turning Inside Out won the Fall, 2007 Black River Chapbook Competition. Here’s a section from the review, written by J.S. Watts:

The poems in Turning Inside Out are searching, atmospheric, at times disquieting and always riveting. This is a book that deserves to be known and not kept a secret as seems to be the fate of many poetry collections.

You can read the entire review here.

Turning Inside Out is available from Black Lawrence Press and Amazon. You can also order it at your local bookstore.

The Long and the Short

There are two new reviews of Fred McGavran’s The Butterfly Collector. The one from Neon is short and sweet. The one from The Truth About Lies is also sweet, but not so short. We’re happy to report that these butterflies are continuing to delight.

Rarely Frivolous, A Consistently Engrossing Read

The good people at Neon have posted a new review of Stalin in Aruba by Shelley Puhak. Here are some of our favorite clips:

For someone for whom the word “historical” has always had connotations of “stuffy” and “boring”, historical fiction has held little interest. Therefore I was expecting Shelley Puhak’s recent chapbook Stalin In Aruba (published by Black Lawrence Press) to be a dull read. In actuality the collection is impressively strong, and conveys a surprising variety of depth and feeling…

…Although to some degree fictionalised, these poems are rarely frivolous. Puhak has done her research. A glance through the notes section reveals several annotations that are almost poems in themselves….

…For its unique texture Stalin In Aruba is a consistently engrossing read. This first collection is a confident debut by a quietly talented writer.

Thanks to Christopher Frost, who wrote the review. You can read it in its entirety here.

Stalin in Aruba is available from Black Lawrence Press and Amazon.

A Ripe Peach of a Book

We are very pleased to report that Neon has just published the first review of Immigrant by Marcela Sulak in which reviewer J.S. Watts refers to the collection as “a ripe peach of a book” that “deserves a readership as broad and diverse as its subject matter.” You can read the entire review here.

Immigrant is available from Black Lawrence Press and Amazon.

Bravely Focussed, With a Bewitching Edge of Horror

There is a wonderful new review of Swerve by Bruce Cohen in Neon. In the review, Christopher Frost calls Swerve “subtly dark and with a bewitching edge of horror” and “bravely focussed.” Those are just some of our favorite parts. You can read the entire review here.

Swerve is available for purchase from the Black Lawrence Press website.

Machinery and Fragile Moments

Neon has published a new review of Rachel Galvin’s Pulleys and Locomotion calling Galvin’s voice “consistently strong” and describing the collection as a whole as “immensely satisfying.” You can read the entire review online here.

Pulleys and Locomotion is available from Black Lawrence Press and Amazon.