Women's Review of Books

Note: The next issue of Women’s Review of Books is delayed due to editorial transition. Volume 39, Issue 1 is expected to be published in May/June. Please direct questions to info@oldcitypublishing.com

Since 1983, the Women’s Review of Books has been the premier feminist book review and remains proudly a print publication. WRB reviews scholarship as well as fiction, graphic novels, poetry, and memoir usually (but not always) by women. We strive to review a diverse array of books in many fields, genres, and styles for each issue. Edited by feminist author Jennifer Baumgardner and published by the Wellesley Centers for Women in partnership with Old City Publishing, WRB provides a unique perspective on today’s literary world. 

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November/December 2021

Jennifer Baumgardner and Charis Caputo, Women's Review of Books editors, give a preview of what's in the current issue:


Editor's Letter from Jennifer Baumgardner 

Editor's Letter from Charis Caputo 

She Contains Multitudes Unbound: My Story of Liberation and the Birth of the Me Too Movement By Tarana Burke
Reviewed by Ariel Kim

Streaming The End of Summer, 2021 By Laurie Stone

Record Spring and Autumn Annals By Diane di Prima
Reviewed by Jolie Braun

Against Casually Looking Image Control: Art, Fascism, and the Right to Resist By Patrick Nathan
Reviewed by Kevin O’Rourke

S.O.S. Householders By Kate Cayley
Reviewed by Kait Heacock

Reflect Generations: A Memoir By Lucille Clifton
Reviewed by Kathleen Rooney

Liberty and Justice for All The 1619 Project Edited by Nikole Hannah-Jones
Reviewed by Kelly L. Schmidt

WRB Gift Guide Navigating the Flood

Cradle To Grave Controlling Women: What We Must Do to Save Reproductive Freedom
By Kathryn Kolbert and Julie F. Kay
Reviewed by Eleanor J. Bader

Wandering the Desert I Love You but I’ve Chosen Darkness By Claire Vaye Watkins
Reviewed by Rebecca Saltzman

No Perfect Place By Lauren Groff
Reviewed by Cynthia Payne

The Body Keeps the Score Quake By Auður Jónsdóttir, translated by Meg Matich
Reviewed by Katharine Coldiron

Listen Up Won’t You Be My Neighbor? By Kait Heacock

Inside Out Visibility Interrupted: Rural Queer Life and The Politics of Unbecoming By Carly Thomsen
Reviewed by Pearl McAndrews

Cluttered The Book of Form and Emptiness By Ruth Ozeki
Reviewed by Valerie Miner

Poetry By Lisa Mullenneaux, Deborah Hauser, Andrea L. Fry, Karen McPherson, Jessy Randall and Commentary By Katha Pollitt

Field Notes Winter Is Coming: Reading Bryher and H.D. In This Moment By Blanche Wiesen Cook


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