Author Archives: Kristina Kopić

About Kristina Kopić

For now Kristina Kopić lives in the Boston area where she teaches college kids how to argue. She is also the curriculum coordinator for emersonWRITES.

I Have To Tell You

I Have To Tell You Victoria Hetherington 0s&1s, 2014 69,000 words $6.00 Buy: ebook While reading Victoria Hetherington’s novel, I Have To Tell You, I occasionally found myself wanting to shake one or two of the characters for a host … Continue reading

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Jimmy’s Blues and Other Poems

Jimmy’s Blues and Other Poems James Baldwin Beacon Press, April 2014 120 pages $16.00 Buy: book | ebook The cover of Jimmy’s Blues and Other Poems features blurbs by none other than Toni Morrison and Maya Angelou, telling the world to read … Continue reading

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Lungs Full of Noise

Lungs Full of Noise Tessa Mellas University of Iowa Press, October 2013 128 pages $17.00 Buy: book | ebook In one of Tessa Mellas’s stories, a woman gives birth to a plant-baby. While everyone else is a little perplexed, the … Continue reading

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Days in the History of Silence

Days in the History of Silence Merethe Lindstrom Other Press, August 2013 240 pages $14.95 Buy: book | ebook I’m not very familiar with Norwegian literature, so I can’t comment on whether Merethe Lindstrom’s Days in the History of Silence … Continue reading

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The Winged Seed

The Winged Seed Li-Young Lee BOA Editions, April 2013 200 pages $16.00 Reading Li-Young Lee’s The Winged Seed reminded me of an argument by economist Tyler Cowen. Cowen cautions against our propensity to impose narrative on everything. He claims that … Continue reading

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The Declarable Future

The Declarable Future Jennifer Boyden University of Wisconsin Press, May 2013 112 pages $16.95 When I teach poetry, I often turn to Jennifer Boyden‘s work for startling images, masterfully paced tension and complicated, big subjects rendered accessible. The Declarable Future—Boyden’s … Continue reading

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The Shelter of Neighbours

The Shelter of Neighbours Eilis Ni Dhuibhne Blackstaff Press, September 2012 288 pages $27.95 One page into Eilis Ni Dhuibhne’s The Shelter of Neighbours I laughed out loud. And then, two stories later, with a carload of train passengers glancing … Continue reading

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