HARD FIFTY FARM, THE #2: $4.50, 5” x 8 ½”, printed, 36 pgs.

Jessie Dukes is a naturally talented writer whose style matches her content—classically sentimental, clear, and melancholic prose concerning a group of people who have taken to the land in Kansas. Maturation, family, death, all on a farm. I think it’s romans a clef, because there are accompanying pictures. If Cindy Crabb only read Alice Munro for a long time it might result in this. Ruminative and satisfying. –Dave Brainwreck (pioneerspress.com)