Women's Review of Books
Since 1983 the Women's Review of Books has provided a forum for serious, informed discussion of new writing by and about women. Women’s Review of Books provides a unique perspective on today’s literary landscape and features essays and in-depth reviews of new books by and about women.
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Women's Review of Books is edited by Jennifer Baumgardner and published by the Wellesley Centers for Women in partnership with Old City Publishing in Philadelphia, PA. Contact Women's Review of Books to suggest a book for review, pitch a review of a forthcoming book, submit poetry, or other questions.
Jennifer Baumgardner, Women's Review of Books editor in chief, gives a preview of what's in the current issue:
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Questions and Answers Found Her
Interview with Florence Howe By Jennifer Baumgardner
XX-Istentialist Females By Andrea Long Chu
Reviewed by Madeleine Monson-Rosen
Cage the Elephant Uproarious: How Feminists and Other Subversive Comics Speak Truth By Cynthia and Julie Willett
Reviewed by Maeve Higgins
Duty to Repair Love WITH Accountability: Digging Up the Roots of Child Sexual Abuse By Aishah Shahidah Simmons
Reviewed by Jamia Wilson
Pleasure in Times of Darkness A Death in Harlem By Karla FC Holloway; Side Chick Nation By Aya de León
Reviewed by Rochelle Spencer
Poetry Pink Etiquette By Leslie McGrath; Not in this Lifetime By Jo-Ann Mort: COMMENTARY by Katha Pollitt
Woman as subject. Discuss. Topics of Conversation By Miranda Popkey
Reviewed by Hagar Scher
The Image Making Comics By Lynda Barry
Reviewed by Anastasia Higginbotham
The Great Suppression For the Love of Men: A New Vision of Mindful Masculinity By Liz Plank
Reviewed by Carol Blair
Flux Factory Three Poems By Hannah Sullivan
Reviewed by Laurie Stone
Found in Translation Me & Other Writing By Marguerite Duras; Made in Saturn By Rita Indiana
Reviewed by Lindsay Semel
A Thousand Words The Shadow King By Maaza Mengiste
Reviewed by Naomi Elias
Survival Weather By Jenny Offill
Reviewed by Erica Jong
She Said Wake, Siren: Ovid Resung By Nina MacLaughlin
Reviewed by Noelle McManus
Blurred Lines My Dark Vanessa By Kate Elizabeth Russell
Reviewed by Kimberly Cutter
Code Red Uncanny Valley By Anna Wiener
Reviewed by Jacqueline Zeisloft
More Q&A The Writer’s Writer Questions and Answers with Michelle Tea By Kait Heacock
The Women's Review of Books receives support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.