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A Debut That Deserves a Prize: Book Review of When Trying to Return Home

Jennifer Maritza McCauley’s short story collection, When Trying to Return Home, takes complex characters and situations and weaves them into a tapestry that provides the reader with an emotional journey. The collection demonstrates McCauley’s dexterity as a writer as she shifts voices, styles, and points of view. In McCauley’s first book, Scar On / Scar …


On Celebrating Natalie Diaz’s Pulitzer Success and Remembering the Pulitzer’s History of Failure

When Natalie Diaz, the gifted Latina and Mojave poet, won the Pulitzer Prize for her collection, Postcolonial Love Poem, she joined an elite group of poets that includes (among others): Amy Lowell, Robert Frost, W.H. Auden, Gwendolyn Brooks, Carl Sandburg, Wallace Stevens, William Carlos Williams, Robert Penn Warren, Anne Sexton, Rita Dove, Sylvia Plath, and …