Grimm Poems: Encountering Anne Sexton’s Transformations

There’s little that can compare to a summer afternoon on a shady back porch—seventy-seven degrees, with a large, chilled beverage and a good book of poetry in hand. With the recent bout of gorgeous weather here in Charlottesville, I soon found myself perusing the shelves of my local bookstore. I’d just finished reading a ton of modernist poetry—Yeats and Eliot and whatnot, so I was looking for something a little …continue…

REVIEW: Home by Toni Morison

Home Toni Morison, 145 pp. Alfred A. Knoph Frank Money is not the first fictional war veteran to come home to an America still plagued with racism and prejudice. Leslie Marmon Silko’s Ceremony (1977), for example, also explores themes of the racial outsider coming home from fighting for a country that could care less about them. While Silko chooses a post-modern stylistic lens, Morrison goes for something a bit more …continue…