The Gremlin’s Library: Nonlinear by Theo Adelberg

TW: While I don't go in depth in the review, this poetry collection deals with child abuse and sexual abuse. A long time ago, when I was still a baby poet and only just starting to submit poetry to lit journals online, I got a rejection that - in retrospect - was actually quite lovely … Continue reading The Gremlin’s Library: Nonlinear by Theo Adelberg

The Gremlin’s Library: the arrival of rain by Adedayo Agarau

While I don't get into the more triggering material in this review, the arrival of rain includes material about war, gun violence, child death, parental abandonment, semi-explicit sexual scenes, references to assault and racism. It's been a while since I got this particular book of poetry, but the anecdote around me getting it is still … Continue reading The Gremlin’s Library: the arrival of rain by Adedayo Agarau

The Gremlin’s Library: Your Strange Fortune by Chloe N. Clark

Digging into a new poetry book is always kind of like opening a box of chocolates. Either it'll be a little dull, or - in the best cases - it's full of treats, all a little different from each other. Chloe N. Clark's Your Strange Fortune is definitely the latter. It's also an incredibly haunting … Continue reading The Gremlin’s Library: Your Strange Fortune by Chloe N. Clark

The Gremlin’s Library: The Luminous Dead by Caitlin Starling

TW: This book and review deals heavily with mental illness, hallucinations/delusions, and the claustrophobia of deep cave exploration. It's part of the nature of the literary world, at this point, that I will hear something About a book and how it's good and still know very little about it. Perhaps, like with Every Heart a … Continue reading The Gremlin’s Library: The Luminous Dead by Caitlin Starling

The Gremlin’s Library: The Moths and Other Stories by Helena Maria Viramontes

Trigger warning: The review briefly touches on things like abortion and misogyny, but more prominently, child murder/dismemberment comes up in a story and is discussed here. I've been working on breaking a reading slump, and the last while, I've kept running into upsetting things in books that I wasn't warned or prepared for, leaving me … Continue reading The Gremlin’s Library: The Moths and Other Stories by Helena Maria Viramontes