“A Mother Speaks, A Daughter Listens: Journeying Together Through Dementia” by Felicia Mitchell

A profound and poignant collection of poems, A Mother Speaks, A Daughter Listens: Journeying Together Through Dementia (2022) by Felicia Mitchell can be read as a daughter’s memoir in verse or as a mother’s partial biography. Their merging stories are captivating and heartfelt, moving, and above all else, genuine. Anyone who has cared for a […]

Literary Books in Brief

This month Southern Literary Review takes a look at three recent publications from the University of Mississippi Press that focus on an aspect of Southern literature. “William Faulkner Day by Day” by Carl Rollyson I winced when I first saw the chronological, diary-like entries of William Faulkner Day by Day. I thought that format couldn’t […]

2022 Book of the Year: “Wild Spectacle: Seeking Wonders in a World Beyond Humans” by Janisse Ray

The editors of Southern Literary Review select one book each year to receive special recognition. It recognizes books published between October of the previous year to October of the current year.  The Book of the Year should Be written by a Southern author or have a Southern setting. Have lasting value as part of the […]

2021 Book of the Year: “The Committee” by Sterling Watson

The editors of Southern Literary Review will select one book each year to receive special recognition. The award recognizes books published between October of the previous year to October of the current year.  Criteria The Book of the Year should: Be written by a Southern author or have a Southern setting. Have lasting value as […]

Young Adult writers conference Apr 29, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

In partnership with YATL, Broadleaf Writers is pleased to present YATL CON 2023. A one-day conference featuring authors and literary agents representing Young Adult fiction and nonfiction, YATL CON 2023 offers you everything you need to know to succeed as a writer of Young Adult.

“Bel Canto” by Virginia Konchan

A reader rarely encounters a volume of poems where every page demands rereading, but Bel Canto (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2022) is just such a book. Virginia Konchan’s fourth full-length collection of poetry sings with the energy of a meaningful church service while simultaneously praising the secular, the cultural, and the overtly human. Employing language […]