Author Archives: emilycchoate

Review of Sara Moore Wagner Poetry Collection

Writing about Sara Moore Wagner’s new collection, Hillbilly Madonna, for Chapter 16 was such a pleasure. Wagner’s poems speak in moving, feminist ways about her Appalachian origins and family trauma. She highlights experiences that have often remained hidden in the … Continue reading

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CNF Piece Recognized in Longridge Review

I’m thrilled to share that a short CNF piece of mine has been chosen as a Notable Finalist for Longridge Review’s Barnhill Prize. I like this journal’s mission—essays that evoke and respect the mysteries of childhood. Thanks to Longridge and … Continue reading

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Review of Ada Calhoun Memoir

I fell in love with Ada Calhoun’s memoir, Also a Poet: Frank O’Hara, My Father, and Me. Not only does it provide the lit history dishing you may crave, but it also illuminates the super hella entangled ways in which … Continue reading

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Review of Memoir by Casey Parks

I loved Casey Parks’ Diary of a Misfit: a Memoir and a Mystery. Not only is this book moving and insightful—it’s also impossible to put down. Parks’ debut memoir will appeal to a broad range of readers who enjoy complex … Continue reading

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Music Feature on Kate and Anna McGarrigle

For my beloved Peauxdunque Review, I write a recurring a music feature. I’m happy now to share this piece, newly online, which let me take a deep dive into Kate and Anna McGarrigle’s largely forgotten 1978 album, Pronto Monto. My … Continue reading

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Review of New Memoir by Charles Dodd White

I was so excited to write about Knoxville writer Charles Dodd White’s new memoir-in-essays, A Year Without Months. Given its powerful and honest insights into subjects that are vitally relevant to so many of us, I hope that this work … Continue reading

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Review of New Ocean Vuong Collection

I’m so pleased to share my latest review for Chapter 16. Poet Ocean Vuong seems to specialize in evoking multi-sensory dreamscapes of memory, and his new collection, Time Is A Mother, delivers them nonstop. You can read my review here. … Continue reading

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Review of New Poetry from Bobby C. Rogers

I’m pleased to share my latest piece for Chapter 16, reviewing Shift Work, a nuanced and skillful new collection from West Tennessee poet Bobby C. Rogers. Out from LSU Press. Until now, I’d never read poems that more perfectly capture … Continue reading

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Review of Trouble the Waters

I’m so pleased that I had the chance to review Trouble the Waters: Tales from the Deep Blue—an adventurous new anthology of speculative fiction about our world’s bodies of water and our myriad relationships to them. It’s a fascinating book, … Continue reading

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New Fiction up at storySouth

I’m thrilled to share that a piece of my short fiction, “Field School,” appears in the new issue of storySouth! I’ve read this journal for a long time, so seeing my gal in their “pages” is a special pleasure. For … Continue reading

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