Eve’s Christmas Book List

Eve’s Christmas Book List

CHRISTMAS BOOK LIST By Eve Volungeviciute   Here we are almost at the end of yet another year. I compiled a list of winter themed reads sometime last year, so I figured it is time to pick out some Christmas themed recommendations for fellow readers who wish to...
REVIEW: PETER RAYNARD’S ‘MANLAND’

REVIEW: PETER RAYNARD’S ‘MANLAND’

REVIEW: PETER RAYNARD’S ‘MANLAND’     Reviewed by Stella Backhouse   Sometimes – to paraphrase Tammy Wynette – it’s hard to be a man. In the last few years alone, the patriarchal throne has been rocked by #metoo’s exposure of the sickening ubiquity of...
ISSUES IN REVIEWING

ISSUES IN REVIEWING

ISSUES IN REVIEWING By Stella Backhouse     Reviewing poetry is such a joy. To be invited into someone else’s mind, to be shown their experience of life, how they have interpreted it and what it has taught them is a privilege I never tire of. But writing reviews...
REVIEW: TINA SEDERHOLM’S ‘THIS IS NOT THERAPY’

REVIEW: TINA SEDERHOLM’S ‘THIS IS NOT THERAPY’

REVIEW: TINA SEDERHOLM’S ‘THIS IS NOT THERAPY’     Reviewed by Stella Backhouse The title of Tina Sederholm’s 2021 collection This Is Not Therapy is ambiguous. Is it a warning to the reader? Or a position-statement from the poet on how she feels about her...