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Down on Mahan’s Creek reviewed in Arkansas Historical Quarterly

Down on Mahan’s Creek reviewed in Arkansas Historical Quarterly

Until very recent times, serious studies of Ozark history and culture have been few and far between. Most of us have been content to let travel writers and folklorists portray the region as a place where life was simpler, the landscape remained unspoiled, and time...

Oxford American reviews Paraíso

Oxford American reviews Paraíso

Ruben Quesada has reviewed Paraíso: Poems by Jacob Shores-Argüello for the Oxford American Magazine.   As the series editor’s preface notes, “these lines and everywhere in his poetry, he conveys a reverence for the wounded and for the pilgrimages we undertake in...

Paraíso reviewed by Publisher’s Weekly

Paraíso reviewed by Publisher’s Weekly

“Shores-Argüello (In the Absence of Clocks) returns to his mother’s Costa Rican hometown on the occasion of her death in his latest, winner of the inaugural CantoMundo Poetry Prize. The title also references the poet’s home—or one of them. In poems displaying...

Choice recommends Down on Mahans Creek

Choice recommends Down on Mahans Creek

“While the subtitle suggests an emphasis on a neighborhood, this book is really a family history about people for whom place is important. Setting his book in both Kentucky and Missouri, historian Rader (emer., Univ. of Nebraska) recounts details such as the...

Choice recommends Separate Games for all readers

Choice recommends Separate Games for all readers

“Wiggins (George Mason Univ.) and Swanson (Univ. of New Mexico) have edited a 12-essay volume, written by recognized experts, about the segregated era in African American sports. The sections “Teams” and “Events” are probably too detailed, but the section on...

AHQ reviews Distinguishing the Righteous from the Roguish

AHQ reviews Distinguishing the Righteous from the Roguish

  “Looney brings to his study a well-trained legal mind and a solid grasp of the nineteenth-century law and its institutions. His discussions of key decisions are clear and economically rendered. The chapters, crafted with accessible, straightforward prose,...

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