Nicole Lyons’ Review of Kindra M. Austin’s Heavy Mental

Within the pages of Heavy Mental, Kindra Austin lies, and she lays her heart out for all of the world to feast. And feast, we do, on this, the pinnacle of her soul’s work. To say that Heavy Mental has catapulted Austin and her work into the same literary sphere as Plath or Cohen orContinue reading “Nicole Lyons’ Review of Kindra M. Austin’s Heavy Mental”

Editor’s Note: Nicole Lyons and The Lithium Chronicles Volume II

Editor’s Note   Raw. Fierce. Brave. Brazen. Honest. These words are often (and accurately) used to describe Nicole Lyons’ writing. I’ve also seen her called a crazy bitch; the real burn is that Nicole lives so much inside her truths, she’s able to say, “Yes. I am a crazy bitch.” One of the things IContinue reading “Editor’s Note: Nicole Lyons and The Lithium Chronicles Volume II”

Candice Louisa Daquin Reviews Nicole Lyons’ The Lithium Chronicles Vol. II

The Lithium Chronicles Volume ll. What happens to a writer who began to write to make sense of life, as she evolves as a human-being? Does she stay the same? Does her writing change? Add to this, the liquid mercury of emotions that push and pull that writer in myriad directions. How does this reflectContinue reading “Candice Louisa Daquin Reviews Nicole Lyons’ The Lithium Chronicles Vol. II”

Kindra M. Austin Reviews Kristiana Reed’s Between the Trees

My reflection in the train window settles between the trees beyond the glass lining the field of gold. In itself, the opening of the title poem speaks of forlorn reluctance, wishes, and wonders. It must be because there’s something so powerful and intimate about one’s reflection; we study ourselves and pick up every nuance, whetherContinue reading “Kindra M. Austin Reviews Kristiana Reed’s Between the Trees”

A Review of John Biscello’s Nocturne Variations

Nocturne Variations: John Biscello Reviewed by Kindra M. Austin   Nocturne Variations is a twenty-first century presentation of avant-garde literature. Super. But what is avant-garde? Avant-garde is a French term that means advance guard; people and ideas that are ahead of their time. It’s a concept that refers to artists, composers, and writers whose worksContinue reading “A Review of John Biscello’s Nocturne Variations”