This Week’s Reviews

Walt Whitman: The Measure of His Song, 3rd edition
edited by Jim Perlman, Ed Folsom, and Dan Campion | Holy Cow! Press | 9780998601076 | June 2019
“First published in 1981, and now in a lovely third edition, with a new cover and tied to Walt Whitman’s 200th birthday (last month), this anthology is nearly 600 pages long and includes work from more than 100 writers who have been influenced by Whitman.”—Star Tribune (Minneapolis)

“This is the third edition of poetic tributes to Walt Whitman. . . . This large paperback includes photographs of Whitman, an extensive bibliography of poems, essays, parodies, lectures, recollections, and remarks in response to Whitman.”—St. Paul Pioneer Press

The Everything I Have Lost
Sylvia Zéleny | Cinco Puntos Press | 9781947627178 | September 2019
“Captures a girl’s blossoming understanding of violence, family dysfunction, and what it means to grow up.”—Foreword Reviews 

Ecological Footprint: Managing Our Biocapacity Budget
Mathis Wackernagel and Bert Beyers | New Society Publishers | 9780865719118 | September 2019
“Its examples documented with care, Ecological Footprint offers astute observations and recommendations for global improvement.”—Foreword Reviews

Wioletta Greg, trans. Jennifer Croft | Transit Books | 9781945492235 | July 2019
“Before beginning her career as a novelist, Greg was first and foremost a poet, which is perhaps why the best part about Accommodations is the way atmosphere is conveyed in Jennifer Croft’s heartbreakingly beautiful translation.”—Asymptote

StoryMaking: The Maker Movement Approach to Literacy for Early Learners
Michelle Kay Compton and Robin Chappelle Thompson | Redleaf Press | 9781605546032 | August 2018
“A worthy system for integrating learning goals in all developmental domains.”—Texas Child Care Quarterly

Dribble Drabble: Process Art Experiences for Young Children
Deya Brashears Hill | Redleaf Press | 9781605545288 | August 2016
Dribble Drabble will remind you why it’s the process and not the product that marks successful (and satisfying) art experiences for young children. . . . Some of the activities may be familiar to experienced teachers . . . but everyone—teachers and families alike—will find new and interesting ideas for enriching and encouraging art engagement.”—Texas Child Care Quarterly

The Fragility of Bodies
Sergio Olguin | Bitter Lemon Press | 9781912242191 | September 2019
“A deftly scripted and page-turner of a read from beginning to end, The Fragility of Bodies is an original and extraordinary novel by an author who exhibits a distinctively reader engaging narrative storytelling style.”—Midwest Book Review

Grab a Snake by the Tail
Leonardo Padura | Bitter Lemon Press | 9781912242177 |
“Another riveting read from the pen of a true master of the mystery genre.”—Midwest Book Review

The Fourth String: A Memoir of Sensei and Me
Janet Pocorobba | Stone Bridge Press | 9781611720464 | March 2019
“This is a book that, once begun, sends assumptions tumbling, one after the other.”—Kyoto Journal

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