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 […]
OKLA ELLIOTT is an assistant professor at Misericordia University. He holds a PhD in comparative literature from the University of Illinois and an MFA in creative writing from Ohio State University. His nonfiction, poetry, short fiction, and translations have appeared in Cincinnati Review, Harvard Review, Indiana Review, The Literary Review, New York Quarterly, Prairie Schooner, A Public Space, and Subtropics, among others. His books include From the Crooked Timber (short fiction), The Cartographer’s Ink (poetry), and The Doors You Mark Are Your Own (a novel co-authored with Raul Clement). His book of translation, Blackbirds in September: Selected Shorter Poems of Jürgen Becker, published in late 2015.
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 […]
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 […]
When we decided to co-edit an issue of MAYDAY Magazine dedicated to nonfiction, we knew we wanted to see as wide a range as possible. We were particularly interested in work that pushes or blurs the boundaries of what we commonly think of as nonfiction: scholarly articles that contain an element of the travel essay or memoir, […]
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 […]