by Ruth Joffre

Agony – Mark Beyer


“I’m turning into a human skeleton!” was particularly resonant and touches on what I think to be Agony’s universal appeal.

Making Black Suffering Eloquent: Roger Reeves and King Me


When Reeves asks who speaks for this flesh, the most logical response is, “Who’s the strongest?” And so, we must be strong, lest the forces that cause black suffering overcome us. Let us hope in the end that they don’t behead the king.

Companion to an Untold Story – Marcia Aldrich


In the genre of literature about suicide, Aldrich’s book distinguishes itself by avoiding the urge to put the pieces back together again.