Review: Stories for Boys, Gregory Martin

PUBLISHED ON THE RUMPUS. Stories for Boys is Gregory Martin’s second memoir to examine the landscape of family. His first, Mountain City, maps his ties to a one-blink town in rural Nevada: the book is steady, spare, and clear-eyed. But the focus of this new probing—an interrogation of fatherhood back-dropped by shifting cultural …

Sweet Mexican Education

Published on Glimpse. “Dulce, dulce, dulce, dulce,” sings my two-year-old son as I stroller him over cobblestones. Yes, “candy” is one of the first Spanish words he has learned since moving to Mexico. It turns out that Morelia, this highland city of rain-pocked stone, is to dulces and children what Jalisco …

Review: The Relenting, Lisa Gill

PUBLISHED IN CALYX Genre-bending poet/essayist/performance artist Lisa Gill is a rape and incest survivor living with multiple sclerosis. As if this were insufficient fodder for a swelling body of work that includes three books of poetry and a forthcoming graphic memoir, last autumn she spent an evening in her two-room …