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slice of cover of Hysterical Cake by Amy Baskin

Review: Hysterical Cake by Amy Baskin

Review of Hysterical Cake by Amy Baskin —“Let them eat cake!” — remark attributed to Marie Antoinette In a poem from Amy Baskin’s debut chapbook Hysterical Cake (Dancing Girl Press 2021), the speaker says, “I want to be a holy fool” (“Hidden Wholeness”). I think she has succeeded. While the poems in Hysterical Cake are thoughtful …

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poet Cynthia Guardado sits in the Nevada landscape

Family History: Cenizas by Cynthia Guardado

Cynthia Guardado explores the inherited past of her Salvadorian roots in Cenizas by Brian Dunlap For poet and professor Cynthia Guardado, family, El Salvador and her Salvadorian American identity plays huge roles in her life. It began before she was born in 1984, when her parents fled the country’s brutal civil war as undocumented refugees …

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lindsay l: “Dear”

Dear   *** (Because of the visual element of “Dear” by lindsay l, the poem is published here in three panel of jpgs to preserve the line breaks and the blank erasure spaces. Each panel includes the corresponding words in its ALT tag.)

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