Issue 9 Summer 2015 PAUL ADLER received his MFA from Columbia University, where Matthew Zapruder selected his thesis manuscript as winner of the 2012 David Craig Austin Prize. Paul currently works as the Assistant Editor of Westchester Magazine. JACOB M. APPEL is the author of the novels The Biology of Luck and The Man Who Wouldn’t Stand Up. His fourth collection […]
CAROL SMALLWOOD is a literary judge, reviewer, and multiple Pushcart-nominee. She edited Bringing the Arts Into the Library (American Library Association, 2014); Writing after Retirement (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014); and Women on Poetry: Tips on Writing, Revising, Publishing and Teaching (McFarland, 2012), which was included on Poets & Writers Magazine list of Best Books for Writers. Her more than four dozen nonfiction books have been published by Peter Lang, Libraries Unlimited, American Library Association, Scarecrow Press, and others.
POEMS IN WATER by Mary Langer Thompson Green Fuse Poetic Arts (2014) 57 pages reviewed by Carol Smallwood Every poetry collection creates its own sense of space: geographic, cultural, and personal: word selection and use are fingerprints of each writer. The reader tastes a new world and if the poet is good, the world is […]
NONFICTION David Kirby Photos by Barbara Hamby Cows and Wows: Why India Works Depite Itself and What We Can Learn from Its Example INTERVIEW Garnett Kilberg Cohen Interviewed by Okla Elliott Freshness, Craft, and Time FICTION Jacob M. Appel Gable’s Whiskers David Armstrong Gracile Laurie Blauner The Solace of Monsters Garnett Kilberg Cohen Bad […]
Issue 8 Summer 2014 HANNAH DELA CRUZ ABRAMS received the 2013 Whiting Writers’ Award for her novella The Man Who Danced with Dolls and her memoir-in-progress The Following Sea. She has also been accorded a Rona Jaffe National Literary Award and a North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship. Her work has most recently appeared in, or is forthcoming from, Oxford American, Waccamaw, and Southern […]
THE PATRICIAN by John Galsworthy Amazon Digital Services, Inc. 160 pages reviewed by Carol Smallwood Style is difficult to detect in your own writing, though it’s automatically sensed in others. The Patrician, a novel published in 1911, is the work I think of in connection with style because it fits so well Galsworthy’s definition of it […]
EDITORS‘ INTRODUCTION Paul Crenshaw & Okla Elliott Special Nonfiction Issue FEATURED ARTICLE David Kirby photos by Barbara Hamby Who Made That Wooden Horse, and What’s It Doing on Our Beach? What Greece Needs Now ESSAYS Hannah Dela Cruz Abrams Letter to Laurena Amy Gigi Alexander From Lost to Loved in Bihar Robert Cowan Close Call […]