“The Drum that Beats Within Us”: a review of Mike Bond’s eco-critical poetry collection
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“The Drum that Beats Within Us”: a review of Mike Bond’s eco-critical poetry collection


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. Mike Bond’s eco-critical poetry collection The Drum that Beats Within Us is a collection of poetry that asks us to look at our environment through the eyes of animals and also asks … Continue reading

A Review of “Tiny Hot Dogs”: recipes for life and food
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A Review of “Tiny Hot Dogs”: recipes for life and food


Mary Giuliani’s memoir Tiny Hot Dogs: A Memoir in Small Bites intrigued me because I love talking about food as much as I love reading. Just yesterday I had a friend over for coffee and when she left my husband remarked, “You spoke about food for two hours straight…” Giuliani owns a catering/events business that … Continue reading

“The Embalmer”: an exploration of our complicated relationship with death
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“The Embalmer”: an exploration of our complicated relationship with death


The Embalmer by Anne-Renee Caille is an uneasy survey of death, our relationship with it, and the people who work with death on a regular basis. The novel is written in poetic prose and each new section is punctuated by the examination of a different dead body the embalmer has worked on throughout his career. … Continue reading