Reviews

My reviews have been featured in: VIDA Review, Bitch Media, The Mantle, Entropy Mag, Black Girl Nerds, The New Southern Fugitives, and more. All of my reviews for Linden Avenue Literary Journal are here. Below are select reviews – some recent, some personal favorites.


Bouquet of Fears by Noa Covo

For Nightingale & Sparrow Press. A review of a fiction microchapbook about fear, monsters, and nature.

The Swamp by Yoshiharu Tsuge

For Linden Avenue Literary Journal. A review of a graphic manga collection featuring Tsuge’s earliest works.

Umma’s Table by Yeon-sik Hong

For The Mantle . A review of a graphic novel about Korean food, culture, and family.

HoodWitch by Faylita Hicks

For Linden Avenue Literary Journal. A review of a spirit-shaking yet empowering poetry collection about Blxckness, womxnhood, and survival.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer‘s Kendra Young showed me Black girls could be heroes, too

For HelloGiggles. A personal essay and semi-review of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

“Hot Comb” Uplifts Black Women by Their Roots

For Bitch Media. A review of Ebony Flowers’ Hot Comb, a part-graphic memoir, part-graphic novel about Black hair, identity, and culture.

Sweet Time by Weng Pixin

For Marías at Sampaguitas. My take on this beyond-a-hybrid work about love, yearning, relationships, and selfhood.

I Know You Rider by Leslie Stein

For VIDA Review. A review of a graphic novel about abortion and reproduction—with a philosophical spin.

Black Was Not A Label by Kathryn H. Ross

For Linden Avenue Literary Journal. A review of a hybrid prose and poetry book about a young Black woman coming of age and understanding her blackness.

Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson

For Linden Avenue Literary Journal. A review of a fiction book about mother-daughter relationships, family, and heritage.

The Cartography of Sleep by Laura Villareal

For Linden Avenue Literary Journal. A review of a poetry collection that intertwines mythology and personhood.