Kate Padilla

Kate Padilla

Kate Padilla is an author, poet and artist. Her book, Apples Rot on the Ground (May 2020), is a collection of gut-wrenching poems detailing the racism and bigotry that existed for Hispanic families in early New Mexico & Wyoming.
Review: The Mostly True Story of Tanner and Louise

Review: The Mostly True Story of Tanner and Louise

The Mostly True Story of Tanner & Louise, Colleen Oakley, Penguin Random House – is mind-bending mystery, featuring two winsome generational characters on the lam in a mint-green Jaguar XKE. Author Colleen Oakley spins a tale of a dramatic manhunt for two women who’d only met a week earlier before they went on the run. 

Review: Gary Snyder Collected Poems

Review: Gary Snyder Collected Poems

Gary Snyder Collected Poems, Editors: Jack Shoemaker & Anthony Hunt, Library of America – American poet and essayist Gary Snyder, still living at age 92, remains a staunch advocate for protection of the earth.

Review: Three Muses by Martha Anne Toll

Review: Three Muses by Martha Anne Toll

Three Muses, Martha Anne Toll, Regal House Publishing – Martha Anne Toll’s debut novel, “Three Muses,” is a choreographed ballet narrative about the life journey of two traumatized people …

Book Review: Please Join Us by Catherine McKenzie

Book Review: Please Join Us by Catherine McKenzie

Book Review: Please Join Us, Catherine McKenzie, Atria Books – Catharine McKenzie’s new thriller, “Please Join Us,” pivots around Nicole Mueller, a hard-working lawyer, whose boss tells her she is not bringing in enough “billable hours” so her job is at risk.

Book Review: The Heart of American Poetry by Edward Hirsch

Book Review: The Heart of American Poetry by Edward Hirsch

Book Review: The Heart of American Poetry, Edward Hirsch, Library of America – Excavating “The Heart of American Poetry” is no easy task but acclaimed poet and critic Edward Hirsch has accomplished exactly that, in his Library of America’s analysis of 40 poems.