REVIEW: I Named by Dog Pushkin, Margarita Gokun Silver

It seemed like an appropriate time to read Margarita Gokun Silver’s I Named My Dog Pushkin, a collection of essays exploring her experience coming to the US from the Soviet Union with her family, fleeing the country’s imminent collapse and the negative effects Gorbachev’s perestroika and glasnost policies had on her Soviet Jewish family.

BOOK REVIEW: Black is the Body by Emily Bernard

Collections of essays can be hit-or-miss for me, but Black is the Body really blew me away–it’s a powerful collection meditating on Black identity and contemporary America.