Poet Jennifer Jackson Berry’s <i>The Feeder</i> is a strong collection

Poet Jennifer Jackson Berry’s The Feeder is a strong collection

She writes in a voice powerful and genuine

Reviews of the first 50 pages of works by local authors

Novels by John Soltez, J.M. Graham and Anita Kulina

A poet digs into the everyday

Marilyn Marsh Noll embraces rich imagery and straightforward language

The Pittsburgh stories of canonical novelist Willa Cather

“Pittsburgh was the birthplace of my writing.”

Eight notable titles by local authors this year

These books spanned poetry and comics, fiction and nonfiction

Two local poets find profundity in haiku and other brief forms

Reviews of new collections by Scott Pyle and Don Wentworth

Author Jennifer Matesa talks about sex after getting sober

“I talked to a number of people in their late 20s and early 30s who had never had sex sober.”

Forsaken author J.D. Barker, now a Pittsburgher, anticipates his next novel

Horror/thriller writer’s The Fourth Monkey is due in June

Arlene Weiner’s new poetry collection emphasizes body over mind

A focus on pregnancy, birth and motherhood should hit close to home for many

Reviews of the first 50 pages of recent books by local authors

Novels by Steven Sherrill and Steve Hallock, and a memoir by Adriana E. Ramirez

Pittsburgh’s indie-bookstore revival continues

“The idea that independently owned bookstores are a thing of the past has been way overestimated.”

Jay D. Aronson’s new book Who Owns the Dead?: The Science and Politics of Death at Ground Zero explores the ethical frontiers of DNA identification of bodily remains

“I tend to side with some of the people who are not overly interested in recovering remains.”

Children’s-book author depicts little-known African-American historical role model

Shana Keller’s Tick Tock is about Benjamin Banneker

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