I am so, so happy to announce that Danny M. Hoey, Jr, author of the novel The Butterfly Lady, has written a review of my chapbook, Box Cutters! The review is up at Heavy Feather Review, and it’s beautifully kind!
In language that is poetic, evocative, and lean, Snoek-Brown has managed to create a world that is authentic and laced with pain that lingers long after you have finished the book.
He offers some fascinating readings of a few of the stories in the book (I love when people break down my work this way, showing me not only things I hoped people would get but also things I never realized were in there!), and then he finishes with some heartwarming praise:
The complexity in these tiny stories is large and voracious and it swallows you and forces you to reckon with what can cut you, harm you, if you are not careful. Samuel Snoek-Brown, an Oregon Literary Fellow, will continue to amaze you and haunt you with his lyricism and critique of human nature. I look forward to reading his debut novel to see how he expands on his talent.
(That novel, Hagridden, will be out this August, by the way. So stay tuned, gang!)
Thanks so much to Danny Hoey and to Heavy Feather Review! It’s not even 9 am here, and already my whole day is made.