DAMTSIO reviewed at Heavy Feather Review

Brett Beach recently reviewed my chapbook Don’t Ask Me to Spell It Out at Heavy Feather Review:

Russell’s collection especially shines when focusing on the details and particularities of the narrators. For example, we feel a narrator’s discomfort while watching a new lover eat steak and eggs, the “gristle between her teeth, yellowed egg juice on her chin.” Russell’s humor shows when another nameless narrator is suddenly self-aware while he and his girlfriend sit in a bar, a disagreement souring the mood. A familiar song comes on: “… half the place singing along, and all I can do is regret buying that fedora a few months back that I’ve never worn.”

I’m so thankful to Brett for the kind review (and glad he enjoyed it, too)!

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