Jacqueline Kolosov’s third collection is Memory of Blue (Salmon Poetry, 2013). She has new poetry and prose in Bellevue Literary Review (Winner of the 2012 Nonfiction Award), Southern Review, Cimarron Review, Camera Obscura, and Fifth Wednesday. She is Professor of English at Texas Tech University.
Victoria Redel’s sexy, smart Make Me Do Things is grounded in the often artsy, urbane worlds of middle-aged women and men who raise kids, work and work out, desire, and live in places like New York and Provincetown.
Since I read and reviewed Mary Szybist’s first book, Granted, in 2003, I have sought out her incantatory voice fueled by a longing for transformation that borders on transfiguration—“What I want is what I’ve always wanted. What I want is to be changed.”