I don’t know if it’s something in the air or the water, but I’ve read some really wonderful nonfiction pieces lately, and I wanted to share them.
After the birth of her children, Emily Mohn-Slate had trouble finding her way back to herself. Check out her essay at Racked: https://www.racked.com/2017/6/19/15757368/motherhood-bodies-postpartum-clothes .
If I told you, “She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted,” you might think I was speaking about Elizabeth Warren, but I’m actually talking about Megan Culhane Galbraith. She writes about how divine rules were meant to be broken for The Coachella Review: http://thecoachellareview.com/wordpress/talking-points/
I love to read book reviews and interviews, especially when they are smart and insightful. K.L. Brown interviewed Brad Listi over at Entropy: https://entropymag.org/otherppl-with-brad-listi-an-interview-with-the-interviewer-of-todays-leading-writers/
And Cassie Pruyn reviewed Joshua Jennifer Espinoza’s second book, There Should Be Flowers, for Blackbird: http://www.blackbird.vcu.edu/v16n1/nonfiction/pruyn-c/flowers_page.shtml#.WUqxKA_P-PU.facebook.
Cassie Pruyn has her own book of poetry, Lena, that was recently released by Texas Tech University Press. If you don’t own it yet, you really should buy it immediately. I’ll be sharing more about this beautiful collection soon, but as a teaser, check out this mention at Rosemary and Reading Glasses: https://rosemaryandreadingglasses.com/2017/07/18/recommended-reading-lena-by-cassie-pruyn/.