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On Mothers and Daughters

September 20, 2016 • Craft of Writing, Fiction, Poetry

By Tasha Cotter Lately, I’ve been immersed in two dazzling books: My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout and When Women Were Birds by Terry Tempest Williams. Both books deal with ideas of motherhood in ways that are touching, sometimes sentimental, but always deeply honest. So often we read mother-daughter experiences that seem at… Read More ›

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Poetry, Nonfiction Submissions Open; Submitters Get a Free Digital Issue

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Another quick note to let writers know that submissions of Poetry and Nonfiction (including the Nonfiction Feedback Option) have opened for our ninth issue. To thank our submitters for their support of TLR, every submitter will be able to download a free digital copy of our latest issue, once the upload process is complete. Fiction… Read More ›

Poetry »

On Mothers and Daughters

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By Tasha Cotter Lately, I’ve been immersed in two dazzling books: My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout and When Women Were Birds by Terry Tempest Williams. Both books deal with ideas of motherhood in ways that are touching, sometimes sentimental, but always deeply honest. So often we read mother-daughter experiences that seem at… Read More ›

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“Moxie”: Searching for the Meaning of Beauty, by Alex Poppe

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The short story, “Moxie,” is part of TLR’s current issue. “Moxie” began as a response: my partner told me I was losing my looks due to drinking. He had made this remark in anger and dressed it up in concern. “I’m only telling you because I care about you.” Self-righteous, self-delusion is a fortress. My… Read More ›

Nonfiction »

TLR Recommends: Book Reviews

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Becoming Wise Krista Tippett Penguin Press 978-1594206801 I used to wonder if there were no more true philosophers left. They’d all become specialized as ethicists, semioticians, linguists, logicians, aestheticians; had turned to narrowly-defined studies of behavior and logic. But there wasn’t anyone dedicated to synthesizing and broadening the knowledge of our human endeavors: religion, physics,… Read More ›

Book Reviews »

TLR Recommends: New Poetry Reviews

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The Book of Hulga Rita Mae Reese The University of Wisconsin Press ISBN-13: 978-0299308148 $14.95/90pp When I bought this volume, I told the bookseller, “I need this desperately.” He laughed, but I meant it. I have what most Flannery O’Connor fans have–a fierce devotion to all things O’Connor, and the sense that the legendary writer… Read More ›

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Why Proofreading Matters

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Just a quick reminder to writers that the submission period for issue 8 of Tahoma Literary Review closes in a week, on August 31 at midnight. We’re making a special call for nonfiction work. But whether you write essays, poetry or stories, if you’ve got something ready, please consider sending it our way. Keep in… Read More ›