Category Archives: Poetry

Imagining Ourselves: Global Voices from a New Generation of Women edited by Paula Goldman

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Trade, 239 pages, 2006 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: From first-flip I could tell this book had a huge ‘wow’ factor. Synopsis: What do women in their 20s and 30s think about themselves? How do they view the world? How is life different for them than it was for their mothers and […]

Mistress Bradstreet by Charlotte Gordon

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover, 337 pages, 2005 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: I have a weakness for biographies about authors. Synopsis: Mistress Bradstreet is a biography of Anne Bradstreet, a Puritan that moved to America with her family at the age of eighteen, just a decade after the Pilgrims first arrived in the early 17th […]

You Drive Me Crazy by Mary D. Esselman and Elizabeth Ash Velez

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Trade, 179 pages, 2005 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: I’m usually pretty skittish about poetry, but was lured in by the subtitle: ‘Love Poems for Real Life.’ Synopsis: Why pretend that love is all wonderful, all of the time? Esselman and Vélez counteract the elated bliss of most love-themed anthologies with a […]