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by Jonathan Wells
Poetry review
Reviewed by Kevin T. McEneaney
Fri Jan 22nd, 2016

Jonathan Wells’ new book of poetry excels in varied subject matter, perspective, and technique. While he possesses an original voice, it is as if he has many voices running up and down a musical scale. Most poetry in the United States tunnels into monologue. Wells invites dialogue. His poem “...

by Patti Smith
Mon Dec 28th, 2015

Patti Smith is something of a Renaissance woman - a legendary rock star, a poet, an artist and a photographer. She is also the writer who won the 2010 National Book award for Just Kids, an account of her early years in New York and her friendship with the artist, Robert Maplethorpe.


by John Palfrey
Biblio TECH, Why Libraries matter More Than Ever
Reviewed by Stephen Kaye
Fri Dec 25th, 2015

Why do libraries matter now more than ever? John Palfrey addresses this question in a thoughtful but somewhat academic way.  As the founding chairman of the Digital Public Library of America, he was directly involved in providing a digital resource for collections of several major...

by Frank Hayes
Detective Mystery
Mon Dec 21st, 2015

Frank Hayes is a gifted detective writer, a master of mesmerizing plot.  The plot moves forward without losing focus, even though it proceeds in unexpected circles. These expertly digressive circles embody the dizzy feel of the landscape found in New Mexico and Arizona. The exact locale of...