The Blue Nib Review

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The Significance of a Dress by Emma Lee, reviewed by Melissa Todd.

Emma Lee creates poetry with the voice of an avenging angel, seeking out inequalities from all across the globe and down the centuries to fuel her work.

This Love like a Rage without Anger – Bill Lewis.

Melissa Tod reviews Bill Lewis's This Love like a Rage without Anger

A Poor Imitation: “American Dirt” and Misrepresentations of Mexico

The novel has already received rave reviews from literary voices in the English-speaking world, from Rumaan Alam to Don Winslow. John Grisham described it as “rich in authenticity,” while Stephen King called it “an important voice in the discussion about immigration.” Following an aggressive bidding process, according to Publishers Weekly, Cummins received a seven-figure advance for it.

In Nearby Bushes’ by Kei Miller -Reviewed

In Nearby Bushes' by Kei Miller -Reviewed by Emma Lee

This Tilting Earth’ by Jane Lovell -Reviewed

This Tilting Earth’ by Jane Lovell -Reviewed by Stephen Claughton

Her Lost Language’ by Jenny Mitchell -Reviewed

Her Lost Language' by Jenny Mitchell -Reviewed by Nusrat M Haider

Birds with Horse Hearts’ by Eleanor Walsh -Reviewed.

Birds with Horse Hearts' by Eleanor Walsh -Reviewed by Nusrat M Haider

this hall of several tortures’ by Reuben Woolley -Reviewed

this hall of several tortures’ by Reuben Woolley -Reviewed by Emma Lee

small inheritances’ by belinda zhawi -Reviewed

small inheritances' by belinda zhawi -Reviewed by Emma Lee

Tea with Cardamom’ by Warda Yassin -Reviewed

Tea with Cardamom' by Warda Yassin -Reviewed by Emma Lee

The Gospel of Trickster by Nancy Charley -Reviewed

The Gospel of Trickster by Nancy Charley -Reviewed by Fiona Sinclair

Collision’ by Claire Walker -Reviewed

Collision’ by Claire Walker -Reviewed by Emma Lee

Boys’ by Daniel Edward Moore -Reviewed

Boys' by Daniel Edward Moore -Reviewed by Emma Lee

Skin Memory’ by John Sibley Williams -Reviewed

Skin Memory’ by John Sibley Williams -Reviewed by Emma Lee

Demolition in the Tropics by Rogan Kelly -Reviewed

Demolition in the Tropics by Rogan Kelly -Reviewed by Ada Wofford

Building a Kingdom New and Selected Poems 1989-2019′ by James W Wood -Reviewed

Building a Kingdom ' by James W Wood -Reviewed by Emma Lee

Exposure’ by Derek Adams -Reviewed

Exposure' by Derek Adams -Reviewed by Emma Lee

Unmarriageable, by Soniah Kamal -Reviewed

Unmarriageable, by Soniah Kamal -Reviewed by Ashini J. Desai

Passengers’ by Peter W Keeble -Reviewed

Passengers' by Peter W Keeble -Reviewed by Emma Lee

John Dust’ by Louise Warren -Reviewed

John Dust' by Louise Warren -Reviewed by Emma Lee