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Benjamin Birdies’ First Flight Soars on Gentle Wings

New York, N.Y. Author Michael Dotsikas’s debut children’s picture book, Benjamin Birdie’s First Flight, is a masterfully written, spirited and beautifully illustrated work that educates as it entertains. It takes you on a journey of discovery, determination, and teamwork. Cover of Benjamin Birdie’s First Flight. Image: courtesy of the author. Benjamin Birdie is a precious young bird who thinks […]

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Fame: Spotlight on Super Woman Clare Boothe Luce

New York, N.Y. Although I attended her funeral at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York, I never knew Clare Boothe Luce in life. Through Sylvia Jukes Morris’ twin works, Rage For Fame and the most recent Price of Fame, I feel I have come to know Clare in all her complexity far more intimately. Sylvia Jukes Morris’ […]

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Poetry: You Proud Bastard

Proudly, you tore nature’s sole, Even as the specs of brownish coal smothered the riverbed. Lepomis macrochirus. Or Bluegill fish. They evolved. Evolved in the Elk River. Last year, went extinct there too, when the coal specs coated their eyes. The bluegill was indigenous. You bastard. You are not. When you first stamped proudly upon […]

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A Passing: ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Author Harper Lee Dies

Washington, D.C. Harper Lee, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book To Kill a Mockingbird, died Friday at age 89 in her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama. Harper Lee being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, November 5, 2007. Photo: Wikipedia. A statement from Tonja Carter, Lee’s attorney, said Lee had “passed away early this morning in […]

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Steve Reedy: Following Shel Silverstein and Dr. Seuss

New York, N.Y.  Do you enjoy reading books that have the tone of something Shel Silverstein or Dr. Seuss would write? If so – Tales for Your Monkey’s Mind is something that should be on your radar. Described as a book that is for ALL ages, author Steve Reedy makes it his goal to make […]

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Poem: Appalling Silence by Neal Hall, M.D.

New York, N.Y.  Appalling Silence is the featured poem of Dr. Neal Hall’s third book of poetry titled Appalling Silence. The book represents new work composed during his poet/scholar-in-residency in Hyderabad, India  and, selections of poems from his first two books – Nigger For Life and Winter’s A’ Coming Still. Neal Hall, M.D., Poet. Appalling […]

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The Education of Kevin Powell: A Boy’s Journey into Manhood

New York, N.Y.  In the spirit of Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Frank McCourt’s Angela’s Ashes, and Piri Thomas’s Down These Mean Streets, this powerful memoir by writer and activist Kevin Powell vividly recounts the horrific poverty of his youth, his struggles to overcome a legacy of anger, violence, and self-hatred, […]

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Nigerian Novelist in Exile Reflects on Anti-Gay Law

Malmö, Sweden. One day in January 2014, award-winning Nigerian writer and rights activist Jude Dibia woke up gasping for air.  Nigeria had just passed a law criminalizing homosexuality.  This prompted Dibia to make the decision to leave his home country. Dibia now lives in Sweden, where he is a guest writer of the Malmö City […]

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