Elevate Difference

Reviews by Elaine James

Elaine James

Elaine lives in New Jersey, where she teaches yoga and works on a Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible.

Bar Book: Poems and Otherwise

Julie Sheehan’s third collection brims with a jumble of lyric verse, snippets of conversation, and wry prose reflection. The pieces take their titles from the outlandishly suggestive names of drinks: “Brandy Stinger,” for example, the opening poem, features the voice of an older woman boozily bemused by the plight of the modern (divorcing) woman: “All right one more, and that’s final.