'Ghosts of St. Vincent's' by Tom Eubanks

Tom Eubanks turns the “AIDS Memoir” on its head and in the process provides everyone, regardless of life’s experience, with an incredibly entertaining read…. read more

'What Weaponry' by Elizabeth J. Colen

Once Elizabeth J. Colen lays an image down (and she lays images down one at a time, like celluloids or tracing paper), it’s impossible to un-see or un-know it. And—the most remarkable of all— the truths she constructs are far more nuanced and intuitive to the human condition…. read more

'Half-light: Collected Poems 1965-2016' by Frank Bidart

Half-light is a stunningly vital volume, each poem, whether new or one widely read by many for years, glints and holds its sharpness. Any reader of American poetry will be able to return to this tome, like a well, and, for at least a few moments, find a deep abiding sense of being understood, of not being the only one who is broken…. read more

‘Reintegration’ by Eden S. French

Reintegration is many things at once—beautiful, brilliant, thrilling, and terrifying.It’s also beautifully and unabashedly queer, delivering characters who fight to be themselves in a world where they aren’t welcome… read more

‘The Ada Decades’ by Paula Martinac

The Ada Decades is a skillfully written story, a tale to which the phrase “less is more” aptly applies. It reads like a combination of literary novel and memoir with precise writing, endearing characters, and an unforgettable journey through riveting times in history…. read more