June Read of the Month: “Rough Beast,” by Tim Peeler

Reviewed by Danilo Thomas Tim Peeler’s twelfth book, Rough Beast, issued by Future Cycle Press, concentrates on the life of Larry, a holler boy raised viciously. By utilizing narrative, anecdote, exemplar, and a perspective shift that attempts an objective glance at the subject matter, the four separate sections of poems that comprise Rough Beast parse […]

“Sinners of Sanction County,” by Charles Dodd White

Review by Danilo Thomas Charles Dodd White’s Sinners of Sanction County, set in the heart of Appalachia, is packed full of booze, animals, backwoodsmen and woodswomen, as well of as the blood that can be drawn from each of them in the most violent, if not creative, of means. These tropes have come to be […]

Danilo Thomas

Danilo Thomas received his MFA from the University of Alabama. He was recently accepted to attend the Ph.D. program in Creative Writing at The Florida State University. His fiction can be found, or is forthcoming, in Apt, The Moon City Review, Bull, Juked, and other publications.