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Books: Selective Perspective

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 23, 2008
BY Maija Zummo | Posted 07/23/2008 Douglas Rowe Ellen Everman recalls  

Books: Complex History

Dr. Tyrone Williams discusses his latest collection of poetry

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Dr. Tyrone Williams is a poet and literary theorist born in Detroit. He's been in the English Department at Xavier University since 1983. On Spec is his second book of poetry. Published this Fe  

Books: A World Away

Local writer Basil Balian recalls his Iraqi upbringing in new memoir

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 21, 2008
The Iraq that lives in Basil Balian's memory is nothing like the one we see on the evening news. It is a place where, within the constrictions of society's rules, a boy growing up is both safe a  

Books: Review: Full Moon: The Melissa Moon Poems

Gary Walton moons for poetry in April

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Full Moon: The Melissa Moon Poems is perhaps the finest work yet by local literature professor, writer, musician and poet Gary Walton. Nominated for the Kentucky Literary Award in Poetry, this co  

Books: A Beautiful Song

James McBride scores again with the lyrical Song Yet Sung

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 20, 2008
James McBride's sentences move like music. They flow with the rhythm and grace of a gifted Jazz musician, dipping here, soaring there. McBride's lyrical prose shouldn't come as a surprise --   

Books: A Marathon of Words

Local writers race to finish a book this month

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 20, 2007
The old phone book slogan "Let Your Fingers Do the Walking" begins to sum it up, except in this case it's running relentlessly (if recklessly) toward a Nov. 30 deadline. NaNoWriMo, geek-speak  

Books: Life After the Book Club

Novelist Robert Morgan finds a new genre

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Oprah is good at a lot of things. She's good at making people cry and catching sex offenders and giving away cars and building schools. She's also really good at making people read books and, co  

Books: Grateful for the Midwest

Author Calvin Trillin always remembers his roots

0 Comments · Saturday, September 15, 2007
Calvin Trillin has done it all. And he's still going. The 71-year-old author has tackled nearly every mode of written communication imaginable, moving from journalist to novelist to critic to co  

Books: Lessons in Literacy, Graphics and Graffiti

'There's an Octopus Under My Bed' is a children's book for all ages

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 28, 2007
If you don't have a kid, chances are you're not hanging out in the children's section of the bookstore very often -- unless you're creepy or picking up the new Harry Potter. Chances are then l  


Book Reviews of 'The Year of Endless Sorrows,' 'Updike In Cincinnati' and More...

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 7, 2007
ADAM RAPP -- THE YEAR OF ENDLESS SORROWS (FARRAR, STRAUS AND GIROUX) With a title like The Year of Endless Sorrows, one would expect the new novel by Adam Rapp to be anything but a pick-me-up. T  

Books: Mid-Century Snapshot

Sarge Marsh's photos capture Cincinnati at its 'apex'

1 Comment · Wednesday, February 28, 2007
You wouldn't know the place. Mid-Century City: Cincinnati at the Apex shows us a Cincinnati full of zip, making things, confident of its role and, however wide-eyed at disasters like the 1937 flo  

Books: On the Road Again

Richard Ford talks about his book tour and letting go of his novel

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 29, 2006
When I catch up with Richard Ford by phone in Denver recently while promoting his new novel The Lay of the Land, I ask him if he enjoys book tours. "I always have," he says, laughing, "but I w  

Books: A Call for Empathy

Henson's new book homage to an activist

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 8, 2006
Michael Henson's new collection of poems, Crow Call, is a continuation of the powerful and gentle voice first heard in his short urban novel Ransack and his remarkable story collection A Small Ro  

Books: X-Man

Jim Shepard is a uniquely versatile writer

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Jim Shepard's novel Project X is laceratingly real in its depiction of Columbine-esque teenage alienation, so vivid and tender and pitch-perfect that one can't help but see the world differently  

Books: The Write Stuff

InkTank works to connect the many voices of Cincinnati

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 27, 2006
The Writer's Weekend might be InkTank's biggest annual event, but it's far from all they do. The 'Tank's Main Street "World Headquarters" regularly houses an every-other-Thursday writer's