Issue 13 Summer 2018 HANIF ABDURRAQIB is a poet, essayist, and cultural critic from Columbus, Ohio. His poetry has been published in Muzzle, Vinyl, PEN American, and various other journals. His essays and music criticism have been published in The FADER, Pitchfork, The New Yorker, and The New York Times. His first full length poetry collection, The Crown Ain’t Worth Much, was released in […]
JEROME RICHARD is a retired professor of English (Western Washington University) now writing fiction and social commentary. His novel, The Kiss of the Prison Dancer, was a runner-up for the 2005 PEN/Hemingway Award. The Architect was a winner in the 2014 Seattle Public Library contest for self-published books about Seattle. He also edited the anthology The Good Life. Other works have appeared in The Massachusetts Review, The Iconoclast, The Humanist, Tikkun, East Coast Literary Review, Free State Review, The Main Street Rag, and elsewhere. He studied creative writing at San Francisco State University and now live in Seattle.
We were standing on the parade grounds in Nuremberg where Hitler once addressed throngs of enthralled Germans. It was the scene of Leni Riefenstahl’s awe-inspiring propaganda film Triumph of the Will. Our guide for that morning told us that she was born in 1968 and that when she was old enough to learn about what happened […]
INTERVIEWS Hanif Abdurraqib interviewed by Ruth Awad Joy Is Not Promised to You ESSAYS Joshua Bernstein The Gospel of Dearth Tom Larsen The Nightmare Next Door Jerome Richard Good and Decent People Janette Schafer The Miracle of Ordinary FICTION Eric Barnes Time Space Thomas Jacobs The Death of Z Ignacio Ortiz Monasterio Fighting for His […]