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 […]
ERIC SHONKWILER‘s debut novel, Above All Men (MG Press, 2014), won the Coil Book Award, was chosen as a Midwest Connections Pick by the Midwest Independent Booksellers Association, and was included as a Best Book of 2014 selection on multiple lists, including The Next Best Book Club’s and Chicago Book Review’s. His second book, Moon Up, Past Full (Alternating Current Press, 2015), is a collection of award-winning novellas and short stories. His latest novel, 8th Street Power & Light (MG Press, 2016), is a stand-alone sequel to Above All Men. Eric’s work has appeared in Los Angeles Review of Books, The Millions, Fiddleblack, [PANK] Magazine, Midwestern Gothic, and elsewhere. He was born and raised in Ohio, received his MFA from the University of California-Riverside as a Chancellor’s Distinguished Fellow, and was a New River Gorge Winter Writer-in-Residence in West Virginia. Formerly a Regional Editor for Los Angeles Review of Books and Editor-in-Chief for Crate Magazine, Eric currently serves as Director of Critique Services & Acquisitions Editor at Alternating Current, as well as an occasional Staff Book Reviewer for The Coil.
Eric Shonkwiler is the author of two novels and a collection of stories and novellas. The stories in his collection, Moon Up, Past Full (Alternating Current Press, 2015), won a series of honors, including the Luminaire Award for Best Prose, shortlists for the Queen’s Ferry Press Best Small Fictions Prize and the Coalition of Texans with Disabilities […]
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 […]