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 […]
VINCENT CZYZ is a graduate of Rutgers-New Brunswick, Columbia University (MA), and Rutgers-Newark (MFA). The 2011 Capote Fellow in Fiction, his short stories have appeared in Shenandoah, AGNI, The Massachusetts Review, Tampa Review, Quiddity, Georgetown Review, Tin House Online, Camera Obscura, Southern Indiana Review, Louisiana Literature, Skidrow Penthouse, Hot Street, Archaeopteryx, and Wasafiri Journal of International Contemporary Writing (London). His nonfiction has been published by New England Review, the Boston Review, AGNI, West Branch, Logos Journal, Sports Illustrated, Rain Taxi, and New Millennium Writings. He has received the W. Faulkner-W. Wisdom Prize for Short Fiction as well as fellowships from the NJ Council on the Arts. His work has also been translated into Turkish and anthologized in Istanbul’da Kan Var (There is Blood in Istanbul). He spent nearly a decade in Istanbul, Turkey, before settling in Jersey City.
by Vincent Czyz Rain Mountain Press (May 2015) 238 pages from the preface by Samuel R. Delany Like every one of the last three dozen MFA theses I’ve read, the following text is neither a novel nor, really, a collection of stand-alone stories. Familiar characters—Zirque (rhymes with Jerk), Blue Jean, the Duke of Pallucca—disappear or […]
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 […]
13 September 2006 Dear Albert, A return to the art … or is it merely a craft? Of letter-writing. Certainly different from writing an e-mail, which is generally dashed off in a few minutes—a single sitting at most. But still different from the old days of pen and ink or even of the manual […]
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 […]