October 23, 2017 Jamie Moses 0

    Poems by Ellen Catherine Scherer I GO LIE  i’m too afraid to name her i keep tripping over the same curb in front of […]

Books: The Perfect Gift

December 15, 2016 Jamie Moses 0

Suggestions from Talking Leaves Bookstore:   The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper Phaedra Patrick In this poignant and charming debut, a lovable widower embarks on […]


December 8, 2016 Jamie Moses 0

CREATURES OF THE NIGHT By Neil Gaiman (Author) and Michael Zulli (Illustrator) Dark Horse Comics (Publisher) Review by Maia Bankhead. Do you enjoy Grimm’s Fairy […]


November 17, 2016 Jamie Moses 0

THE PRIVATE EYE By Bryan K Vaughn (Author) and Marcos Martin (Illustrator) Image Comics Inc. (Publisher) Reviewed by Jack Dumpert. Spanish artist Marcos Martin told […]


November 3, 2016 Jamie Moses 0

THIS ONE SUMMER By Mariko Tamaki (Author) and Jillian Tamaki (Illustrator) First Second Books (Publisher) Review by Emil Novak Sr. Who doesn’t love that week-long […]

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October 6, 2016 Jamie Moses 0

BLACK MAGICK, VOL. 1: AWAKENING By Greg Rucka (Author) and Nicola Scott (Illustrator) Image Comics (Publisher) Review by Gabriel Allandro. “Eight words the Wiccan Rede […]

“The Ride” by Cynthia Hunt

July 7, 2016 Artvoice 0

Ring Ring Response Reaction Repugnant Ruffled Rattled Reading Risk Factor Removal Radiocontrast Dye Rx Regimen Recession Recurrence Relapse Resentment Radiation Road to Recovery Rehabilitation REMISSION


June 30, 2016 Artvoice 0

“Memory Foam” by Spencer E. Carr A dirtbag mattress flopped all stained and frameless in the corner wakes suddenly and feels its face—the rictus of […]


June 24, 2016 Artvoice 1

In Dedication to the Buffalo Puerto Rican/Latino Memorial By Alberto O. Cappas   We visited the Buffalo Canal Side Enjoying the lively breeze from the […]


June 9, 2016 Artvoice 0

A Request by Yoshua Carnegie That which was shall be again, and again in new variation. Beloved Machines, When the future has shrugged us off, […]


June 2, 2016 Artvoice 0

GUACAMOLE HOUR BY LISA WILEY —    at the lake house Five avocados wait on the sill, a little conspiracy ripening, as I wonder who […]

An International Banquet of Edible Books

March 31, 2016 Artvoice 0

Every year, WNY Book Arts Center invites artists, foodies, and book-lovers to design and display books intended to be consumed.  Each presentation is to be inspired by literary references, books, or the general form.  They are exhibited, documented, and then consumed.  Each piece is ranked by local celebrity judges and artist/chefs are awarded with prizes donated from local businesses.

“All The World’s A Stage”

March 24, 2016 Artvoice 0

This year marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.  He is said to have died on the same date he was born:  23 April.  Throughout 2016, all “seven ages of men” will gather to rejoice Shakespeare’s life and works.  Peace of the City—the organization annually producing Shakespeare Comes to (716)—will kick off the celebration at their yearly benefit, on Thursday (3/31). 

S.H.I.E.L.D. by Steranko: The Complete Collection

March 17, 2016 Artvoice 0

Jim Steranko, superstar guest at the 2015 Buffalo Comicon, told the story of being offered a job by four different comic book companies in a single day. He took Marvel’s offer when Stan Lee gave him his choice of any Marvel character. “I told him I’ll take the guy with the eye patch,” he said.

Deadpool & Cable: Ultimate Collection, Book 1

March 17, 2016 Artvoice 0

It comes along every so often, that perfect buddy-action book that fits together like peanut butter and jelly. Deadpool & Cable is not that book. But it’s still a fun romp through the minds and motivations of Wade Wilson (Deadpool, the Merc with the Mouth) and Nathan  Summers (Cable, the Merc with the … umm, Metal Parts).

A Poetry Reading Featuring Lauren Shufran

March 10, 2016 Artvoice 0

On Friday (3/11), Rust Belt Books (415 Grant Street) will host Lauren Shufran to present a thought-provoking and apt reading, at 8pm.  There will be a conversation to follow on: the animal-human, poetics of the body, translation, queering homophobia, and historicizing islamophobia.

Wonder Woman at Super Hero High

March 10, 2016 Artvoice 0

I usually make it a rule to stay as far away from comic-based novels as possible; they’re one of the few types of books I never touch. To me, they’ve never given comic books justice, as they tend to butcher the characters.

Harley Quinn and Power Girl

March 10, 2016 Artvoice 0

Two fan-favorite D.C. characters, Harley Quinn and Power Girl, team up in what has to be the most underrated adventures ever written. I mean, how can you go without reading about what really happened “in the panel gutter between panels three and four of page twenty of Harley Quinn #12?”

Deadshot: Bulletproof

March 7, 2016 Artvoice 0

It’s a thin line between villainy and heroism, andDeadshot: Bulletproof walks that razor’s edge with a blend of sharp art, an edgy plot and dark wit. When is a villain actually a hero?

Invincible, Vol. 1: Family Matters

March 7, 2016 Artvoice 0

Chances are, you’ve experienced Robert Kirkman’s work (The Walking Dead, Ultimate X-Men, Marvel Zombies). But when Kirkman wasn’t making one of the most badass zombie apocalypses so far, he was writing about a quirky superhero teenager.