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 […]
MATTHEW PITT is Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at TCU in Fort Worth. His first collection, Attention Please Now, won the Autumn House Fiction Prize, and was later a winner of Late Night Library’s Debut-litzer Prize, and finalist for the Writers League of Texas Book Award. His fiction appears in more than two-dozen journals and anthologies, including Best New American Voices, Oxford American, BOMB, and The Southern Review, and been included in numerous end-of-year anthologies. His work has received honors from the Bronx Council of the Arts, Mississippi Arts Commission, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and Bread Loaf, Sewanee, and Taos Writers’ Conferences. Pitt holds a B.A. from Hampshire College and an MFA from New York University, where he was a New York Times Fellow in Fiction.
Father forgot his time. Completely. Again. I was seventeen and sullen, my sister five and forlorn. It was his holiday to cover. Mom handled Valentine’s and Halloween—hearts and skulls, arrows and broomsticks—and handled also, truth be told, most of Christmas, the bulk of birthdays, and the Tooth Fairy’s molars-for-money mercantile. Except for the actual yanking: […]
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 […]