On Skill – A Review of Bejamin Ludwig’s Ginny Moon

Dear Anita, Can we talk about craft for a minute? Some writers’ work so drips with skill that I almost want to consume it, to rub it all over my body, to make it a permanent part of the being that is me. I think here of Margaret Atwood, Mary Oliver, and most recently of…

On Good Pain – A Review of Jesmyn Ward’s Sing, Unburied, Sing

Dear Anita, I find I often shy away from difficult books, sad books. Things that are typically classified as “literary fiction.” I don’t know. I guess I just feel that life is hard enough as it is, why add to the struggle? Recently a member of my book club suggested that we read Jesmyn Ward’s…