Issue 8 Summer 2014 HANNAH DELA CRUZ ABRAMS received the 2013 Whiting Writers’ Award for her novella The Man Who Danced with Dolls and her memoir-in-progress The Following Sea. She has also been accorded a Rona Jaffe National Literary Award and a North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship. Her work has most recently appeared in, or is forthcoming from, Oxford American, Waccamaw, and Southern […]
MICHAEL GILLS is author of Why I Lie: Stories (University of Nevada Press, 2002), Go Love: A Novel (Raw Dog Screaming Press, 2011), The Death of Bonnie and Clyde and Other Stories (Texas Review Press, 2012) and White Indians (Raw Dog Screaming Press, 2013). His stories and essays have appeared recently or are forthcoming in Texas Review, New Madrid, International Workers of the World Book Page, and Lost Dogs and Hard Rain: Writing from the Other America. Gills’ collected papers are archived at Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Currently, he is Associate Professor/Lecturer at the University of Utah where he is mustering strength to teach a year-long novel workshop for undergraduates.
There’s a story that used to get told, Lara, of how my maternal grandfather lost his leg in a woodcutting accident and the unlucky events that followed. It most often starts in Danville, Arkansas, where Mama’s people—the Stepwells—were from, that brutal summer of 1952 when she was about to turn twelve, your age now. I […]
EDITORS‘ INTRODUCTION Paul Crenshaw & Okla Elliott Special Nonfiction Issue FEATURED ARTICLE David Kirby photos by Barbara Hamby Who Made That Wooden Horse, and What’s It Doing on Our Beach? What Greece Needs Now ESSAYS Hannah Dela Cruz Abrams Letter to Laurena Amy Gigi Alexander From Lost to Loved in Bihar Robert Cowan Close Call […]