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A Different Florida Revealed in Fortune Written on Wet Grass by Eileen Murphy

Florida—not the tourist’s Florida of palm-lined beaches and theme parks, but a rural landscape of hot rain, rolling thunder, and riotous plants and animals, both gorgeous and grotesque—is the great subject of Eileen “Mish” Murphy’s first full-length poetry collection, Fortune Written on Wet Grass. Murphy grew up in west Florida and lives there now, teaching …

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Bold Mélange: Review of Blues for French Roast with Chicory by Martina Reisz Newberry

There is no sun. The sun left long ago when times got tough and people got greedy and ate the sun. Now there’s only gray light. (“Precognition”)   “May you live in interesting times.” (expression incorrectly attributed to an ancient Chinese curse)   Nothing tastes and smells better than French coffee. The flavor of French …

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John Yamrus and His Noir Memoir RMA

John Yamrus is the author of 25 books of poetry, two novels, a children’s book, and two memoirs, the highly acclaimed MemoryLane and the just-published RMA. I caught up with him recently through the miracle of technology. Here are the juicy bits of our conversation: Eileen Murphy (EM): You wrote your first memoir, Memory Lane, last year, recalling your …

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