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MacroMicroCosm Arts & Culture Journal specializes in speculative fiction, non-fiction, literary & music review, and art. 

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Mini Review: Throwing the Diamond Hitch by Emily Ursuliak

Rating: 4/5

My review of Throwing the Diamond Hitch by Emily Ursuliak comes with a disclaimer. As a consummate metropolitan princess, I know nothing about cowboys, ponies, or rural life on the range. Thus, it was harder for me to immediately connect with the girls’ predicaments and frustrations over finding someone to teach them the diamond hitch, which predominates a significant part of the work. I love stories about the adventures of women, who go against the grain. Throwing the Diamond Hitch is a poetry collection-come-memoir on one topic: Two young women in 1951 travelling from Victoria, British Columbia to Red Deer, Alberta and back first by car, then horseback. Anne and Phyl are gutsy young cowgirls, as gritty as a dirt road. Ursuliak’s use of white space and line spacing creates a sense of journeying on the page...

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