berniE-zine - Featured Book Reviews
After 15 years, I am refocusing my energies on my own creative writing and will cease regular updating of this web site.
I will continue to post occasional reviews -- in much shorter format -- over at my personal blog, so if you would like to follow me there, I would be very grateful.
The reviews here at the berniE-zine web site will remain as a static "archive" -- because there are so many books here that I believe people should know about, and I want these reviews to remain available to anyone in search of a good book to read.
Thank you for your support over the years. I wish you a lifetime of good reading...
Part memoir, part meditation, part art theory, Mark Doty's essay collection weaves historic and cultural references with anecdotes from the author's life as he considers his relationship with a single painting by Dutch artist Jan Davidsz de Heem. read the full review here
Not only has Washington, DC, served as home to many poets, but it has also served as the inspiration for many poems. In this anthology, Kim Roberts has collected one hundred poems inspired by this city. read the full review here