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Tending Body and Soul Through Art, The Art of Healing from Sexual Trauma, a Book Review

Naomi Ardea’s The Art of Healing from Sexual Trauma: Tending Body and Soul Through Creativity, Nature, and Intuition is about reclaiming the inner child’s desire to play and cast off the weight and horror of past trauma and abuse. As Ms. Ardea so carefully writes, healing your trauma is a process and there’s no magic [...]

By | October 13th, 2016|Book Reviews|0 Comments

Get Out There! Be Patriotic and Visit a National Park in Your Own Backyard

After reading Danny Bernstein’s Forests, Alligators, Battlefields: My Journey Through the National Parks of the South (or FAB, for short) you’ll want to get up from the couch, lace up those sneakers, grab a water bottle and hit a national park in your neighborhood. Yes, there are national parks all over the place and many [...]

By | July 8th, 2016|Book Reviews|4 Comments

We Don’t Fear What We Can’t See: Jeannine Hall Gailey’s The Robot Scientist’s Daughter

I had the pleasure of reviewing Jeannine Hall Gailey’s third poetry book, Unexplained Fevers for Pedestal Magazine (read the review here) and was thrilled when Jeannine asked me to review her fourth collection, The Robot Scientist’s Daughter. A Generation Xer (yes, a poet from my generation!), Gailey writes sci-fi/fantasy/speculative poetry—a poetry sub-genre I wish more [...]

By | May 12th, 2015|Book Reviews|2 Comments

How a Southern Baby Boomer Overcame Conditional Family Love

Thank you so much fine artist/teacher and novelist Laura Azzi for your book review this week: Who Will Polish the Silver by Marie Land Avery of Raleigh, North Carolina. Laura also lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is extremely active in the Wonderland Book Club, a monthly gathering of the NC Writers’ Network Wake County [...]

By | February 19th, 2015|Book Reviews|0 Comments

New Octavia E. Butler Stories Unearthed

The world lost author Octavia E. Butler too soon in February 2006. My favorite author, I was just beginning to discover her thanks to my African-American literature class in grad school. Butler was only 58 and had many more years left to share her vision of afrofuturism, race, power and gender with her readers around [...]

By | October 2nd, 2014|Book Reviews|0 Comments

The Amalgamist by Cristel Orrand, A Book Review

Thank you so much, Laura Azzi, a fine artist/teacher and novelist, for your book review this week: The Amalgamist by Cristel Orrand of Raleigh, North Carolina. Laura also lives in Raleigh and is extremely active in the Wonderland Book Club, a monthly gathering of the NC Writers’ Network Wake County members.   And now to Laura's review of [...]

By | September 1st, 2014|Book Reviews|0 Comments

Hiding Gladys by Lee Mims Book Review

  Today we welcome back fine artist/teacher and novelist Laura Azzi to Write from the Inside Out. Laura lives in Raleigh, NC, and is extremely active in the Wonderland Book Club, a monthly gathering of the NC Writers’ Network Wake County members. While I’m taking some time off from blogging and decompressing the North Carolina [...]

By | July 18th, 2014|Book Reviews|0 Comments

A Bowl of Rice: A Book Review

A Bowl of Rice by Joan Leotta Today we welcome back fine artist/teacher and novelist Laura Azzi to Write from the Inside Out. Thank you, Laura, for sharing your reviews with us here. Laura lives in Raleigh, NC, and is extremely active in Wonderland Book Club, a monthly gathering of the NC Writers’ [...]

By | July 7th, 2014|Book Reviews|1 Comment

What the Zhang Boys Know: A Book Review

Cliff Garstang Today we welcome fine artist/teacher and novelist Laura Azzi to Write from the Inside Out. Laura lives in Raleigh, NC, and is extremely active in Wonderland Book Club, a monthly gathering of the NC Writers’ Network Wake County members. Today we’re featuring her review of Clifford Garstang’s novel in stories, What [...]

By | June 29th, 2014|Book Reviews|1 Comment

How To Stay Grounded After Abandonment

Today we welcome back poet and educator Jo Taylor to Write from the Inside Out. Jo lives in Raleigh and is extremely active in the North Carolina poetry community. She organizes the Sundry Poets reading at Quail Ridge Books and is the author of several poetry chapbooks, most recently High Ground.We’re very lucky to have [...]

By | June 23rd, 2014|Book Reviews|2 Comments
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