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 […]
Garnett Kilberg Cohen
GARNETT KILBERG COHEN has published three collections of short stories, Lost Women, Banished Souls (U of Missouri Press) and How We Move the Air (Mayapple Press), and most recently, Swarm to Glory (Wiseblood Books). Some of her awards include a Notable Essay citation from Best American Essays 2011; the Lawrence Foundation Prize; the Crazyhorse National Fiction Prize (2004); and four awards from the Illinois Council of the Arts, including an Individual Artist’s Fellowship for prose. Her essays and short stories have appeared in many publications, including American Fiction, Ontario Review, TriQuarterly, The Antioch review, Brevity, Alaska Quarterly Review, The Literary Review, The Rumpus, The Gettysburg Review, and writes regularly for The Prague Revue. A former fiction editor of The Pennsylvania Review and Hotel Amerkia, Garnett has also served as the review editor at Another Chicago Magazine, the former editor-in-chief of The South Loop Review, and the Guest Nonfiction Editor at Fifth Wednesday for its Fall & Spring 2014-15 issues. Garnett is a professor in the Creative Writing Department at Columbia College Chicago. Her website is garnettcohen.com.
Published previously at Michigan Quarterly Review and in Swarm to Glory (Wiseblood Books, 2014) I have some bad news. My mother’s voice is as distinct as if she is standing next to me. She sounds matter-of-fact, appropriately stricken yet carrying on with a stiff upper lip. Sure of herself. Sure that this news is real, immutable, no one […]
Okla Elliott: In the title story of your collection Swarm to Glory, a Jewish girl is placed in a Christian foster home, and the theme of religious affiliation and stereotypes emerge several times. What caused you to choose the situation of foster care as the backdrop for investigating Christian/Jewish relations and stereotypes? Garnett Kilberg Cohen: That story began […]
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 […]