Author: Sakinah Hofler

Michael Farris Smith

Michael Farris Smith is a native Mississippian who has spent time living abroad in France and Switzerland. He has been awarded the Mississippi Arts Commission Literary Arts Fellowship, the Transatlantic Review Award for Fiction, the Alabama Arts Council Fellowship Award for Literature, and the Brick Streets Press Short Story Award. His short fiction has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and his…

Diane Wakoski

    Diane Wakoski has published more than forty collections of poems, including the four books that constitute her series “The Archaeology of Movies and Books”—Argonaut Rose (1998), The Emerald City of Las Vegas (1995), Jason the Sailor (1993), and Medea the Sorceress (1991)—. Her honors include a Fulbright fellowship, a Michigan Arts Foundation award, and grants from the Guggenheim…

Review: Claire of the Sea Light

Claire of the Sea Light, a novel by Edwidge Danticat, Random House, Reviewed by Esther Spencer Claire of the Sea Light, Edwidge Danticat’s fifth novel, takes readers on a journey into the island of Haiti. Danticat, once again, shares Haitian culture and history and provides an intimate glimpse into the way of life of the people. The characters she creates…