Issue 12 Winter 2018 RUTH AWAD is an award-winning Lebanese-American poet whose debut poetry collection, Set to Music a Wildfire, won the 2016 Michael Waters Poetry Prize from Southern Indiana Review Press. She is the recipient of a 2016 Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award, and her work has appeared in New Republic, The Missouri Review Poem of the Week, Sixth […]
CLARISSE FRANCILLON (1899 – 1976) was born in Switzerland and then moved to Paris in 1934, where she was “discovered” by the famous editor Maurice Nadeau. In her lifetime, she published roughly twenty novels and dozens of short stories, and was critically acclaimed in both France and Switzerland. She wrote both conventional and more experimental forms of fiction, and she bravely explored taboo subjects related to women’s lives. Very often set in Paris, she wrote about single women, ambitious women, difficult women. None of her work has previously been translated into English.
[Editors’ Note: Clarisse Francillon was awarded a special prize in 1943 by the Swiss Schiller Foundation. This story was published by the foundation as a “novella” in 1944.] “The burgundy is more dressy, but the navy, of course…” Rita tilted the mirror. The woman placed her foot on the ground and the suede […]
INTERVIEWS Eric Shonkwiler interviewed by David Bowen Power & Light Juan Gelacio interviewed by Robert Joe Stout Invisible on Paper ESSAYS Leonard Kress What Kind of Parent Lets a Thirteen-Year-Old Cancel Her Bat Mitzvah? Erinn Seifert Changing FICTION Mollie Boutell Intimates Malcolm Cumming Mere Anarchy Liz Egan Sgt. Lawson Brian Kamsoke Useful Things POETRY Ruth […]