Poetry # 146

I have the ability to read poetry from all corners of the world, Africa, India, and weird ass places like Florida and forgotten northern towns of California. I wouldn’t trade that for anything. As much as I complain about it, it’s truly a gift that I am allowed this. The following issue has some reallyContinue reading “Poetry # 146”

Colman O Criodain reviews The Gypsy Saw Two Lives by Rodica Mihailis

Some of the best autobiographies (Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt and Wild Swans by Jung Chang, for example) are by people whose greatest claim to fame is the very writing of that autobiography. The less well-known the person is beforehand, the more need there is for the work to be interesting in its own right. ByContinue reading “Colman O Criodain reviews The Gypsy Saw Two Lives by Rodica Mihailis”

The Fifth Хорошо: Interview with Rodica Mihailis

Memoirist, blogger, and soon-to-be clinical psychologist Rodica Mihailis has undergone many personal evolutions since her defection from communist Romania in 1981. Her recent memoir, The Gypsy Saw Two Lives (Strategic Book Publishing), itself evolved from her popular blog, chronicles the adaptations that have characterized her life on both sides of the Atlantic with humor and perspective—and aContinue reading “The Fifth Хорошо: Interview with Rodica Mihailis”