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 […]
Jacob M. Appel
JACOB M. APPEL is the author of the novels The Biology of Luck and The Man Who Wouldn’t Stand Up. His fourth collection of short stories, Miracles and Conundrums of the Secondary Planets, was published in July 2015. Jacob teaches creative writing at the Gotham Writers’ Workshop and practices medicine in New York City. More at: www.jacobmappel.com.
In Aldama’s nightmare, Robustelli severed an ear. They had the barbershop to themselves that afternoon—Bernal’s chair stood vacant between them—and customers crowded the benches along the window. It must have been a Saturday, because Aldama recognized several weekend regulars: Steinhoff, the florist from across the street; the twelve-year-old triplets whose mother insisted on distinct haircuts; […]
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 […]
AN IMPENETRABLE SCREEN OF PUREST SKY by Dan Beachy-Quick Coffee House Press 256 pages reviewed by Jacob M. Appel On the surface, Dan Beachy-Quick’s lyrical short novel, An Impenetrable Screen of Purest Sky, is a charming and deeply-moving fairy tale of love and loss. Beneath that romantic sheen, however, lies a subtle but trenchant challenge to […]
Issue 7 Winter 2013 DAVID ABRAMS is the author of Fobbit (Grove/Atlantic), a New York Times Notable Book for 2012. It was also selected as both an Indie Next pick and for the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers program. His short stories have appeared in Esquire, Narrative, Salon, Electric, Literature, Salamander, Connecticut Review, Five Chapters, […]
FEATURED ARTIST Glenn Brady It’s All Feel, My Dear INTERVIEWS M. C. Armstrong interviewed by David Bowen A Dragon in the Hollow Kelly Davio interviewed by Michael Schmeltzer Feeding One Another Andrew Hudgins interviewed by Okla Elliott Nothing Human Is Foreign to Laughter Stephen Kuusisto interviewed by Okla Elliott A Multiplicity of Visions George Saunders […]