A Journal of Disability Poetry

Volume 4     Issue 2     July 2010

Book Reviews in This Issue

Readers of Wordgathering have come to recognize this journal as a place where they may get a chance to scout out poetry from smaller presses that they may not find in other periodicals. This issue takes a look at the latest poetry of Sheila Black and Raymond Luczak. Black has teamed up with artist Michele Marcoux to produce Continental Drift in a slim volume reviewed by poet Janet McCann. Luczak's third book of poetry Mute explores in greater detail than ever before life as a deaf man the working of the Deaf gay community. Two poets' first books are also reviewed. Millicent Borges Accardi's Woman on a Shakey Bridge is a 2010 offering Finishing Line Press, a press that deserves special notices for the new writers with disabilities whose poetry it takes a chance on. "A Life Interrupted" Louise Mathewson book aboutliving with brain injury, gives readers a chance to look in on a book still in manuscript form, that is being considered for publication.

In addition to individual collections of poem this issue of Wordgathering also reviews Gravity Pulls You In a collection of prose and poetry writings by parents of children with autisim brought together and edited by Kyla Anderson and Vicki Forman. Click on any link below to look in on that book.

Wordgathering reviews works of literature related to disability as well as theoretical work on disability writing. Though the the journal's focus is on poetry, it also welcomes works of fiction and drama. Writers interested in having their books reviewed should contact the editors with a letter of inquiry.

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