The Gremlin’s Library: Broken and the Broke by Archie Bongiovanni

I got Archie Bongiovanni's poetry zine 'Broken and the Broke' through the Wiggle Bird Mailing Club on Patreon, which sends out zines by trans/queer poets every month! In fact, I subscribed specifically because I saw a bit about this one, and I felt my brain go 'oh....yes... this sounds like my thing'. So, here we … Continue reading The Gremlin’s Library: Broken and the Broke by Archie Bongiovanni

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

Short Story Review: Laughter Among the Trees by Suzan Palumbo

The highway to the campground cuts through the granite Laurentian Plateau like a desiccated wound. It’s been twenty five years since I’ve retraced this road and, though the comfort stops along the route have been expanded and streamlined, the forest and rock remain the same: Ancient, silent and unflinching.I was fourteen when we retreated South … Continue reading Short Story Review: Laughter Among the Trees by Suzan Palumbo

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