New Book Review in Brevity!

| Book Review

During the summer of 2020, I started work on a second MFA (this one in creative nonfiction from the Vermont College of Fine Arts). Over the fall semester, I wrote a book review for each of the monthly “packets” that I submitted to my faculty advisor. It turned out to be a great opportunity to produce work with a practical application.

The last review I wrote for the fall semester was a piece about Lisa Olstein’s fabulous book-length essay, Pain Studies. I wrote the review in the style of the kind of hybrid piece that Brevity publishes, which are part book review and part personal essay. After the semester ended, I had time to revise the text further. As with all of the work published at Brevity, the review needed to run no longer than 750 words. What a challenge!

So, it came as very happy news when Brevity, one of my favorite literary journals, accepted the review for publication. You can read it here.