New Fiction, Poetry, and Paintings

Spinozablue welcomes new fiction by Changming Yuan and William Kitcher, plus new poetry by Stephen Mead and John Grey. Arctic blasts and snow on the ground lead to thoughts about contrasts and contradictions, frozen limbs and warm rooms, then and now. I’m reminded of the ecstatic joys of childhood, sledding down a hill-street, custom-made for […]

New Nonfiction and Poetry, Plus Recent Readings

Spinozablue welcomes a poetry review by Hilary Sideris, and poems by John Grey, Dominik Slusarczyk, and Philip Jason. In Clare Carlisle’s excellent biography of George Eliot (1819-1880), marriage and the work of a lifetime, the novels and her relationships, take center stage, with a unique philosophy of life undergirding both. Gossip followed the novelist most […]

Hilary Sideris: On the Poetry of Myra Malkin

Myra Malkin’s Sunset Grand Couturier Review by Hilary Sideris Sunset Grand Couturier, published by Broadstone Books in 2022, is Myra Malkin’s second poetry collection. Her first, No Lifeguard on Duty (2010), won Main Street Rag’s Author’s Choice Chapbook Prize. Though not “formal” poetry, Malkin’s free verse lines do scan. Weighty, witty, dark, fact-filled, and referential […]

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