In this issue, find poetry by Matt Morton, Philip Fried, Sydney Lea, Kaveh Akbar, Rosalie Moffett, Mary Buchinger, and more; fiction by Evanthia Bromiley, Marjorie Sandor, Harold Schweizer, Courtney Sender, Kirstin Allio, Stephen Dixon, Lynne Sharon Schwartz; and nonfiction by Joe Walpole, Qais Akbar Omar, Nin Andrews, Susan Bernofsky, and more. Plus, our art feature: Olalekan Jeyifous.
Our May 2017 issue features outstanding new nonfiction from Rebecca McClanahan, Sarah Carson, Karen Babine, Amy Butcher, Brian Trapp, Stephen J. West, John Rybicki, Donna Steiner, Kate Martin Rowe, Charlotte Pence, Ashlyn Mooney, Rachel Palmer, Maya Klein, Margaret MacInnis, and Georgie Hunt. Original artwork by Heather Kresge. In our craft section, Peggy Shumaker reminds us that language must come alive before our written lives become interesting to others, Judith Padow examines the use of fictional “imagining” in nonfiction, and Jeanette Luise Eberhardy explores connections between visual artists and writing flash essays.
Featuring the stark, arresting photography of Kathleen Galvin, this issue includes work by Sidney Wade, Daniel Bourne, Juliette Parlette-Carino, Jessica Hollander, Michael Biehl, Miriam Cohen, and Ryan Habermeyer. Celebrate Cimarron Review's golden jubilee with this issue along with the upcoming anniversary issue.
Creative Nonfiction #63: “How We Teach,” reaches far beyond the traditional classroom. Contributors travel to the kitchen, to rehab centers, to the dentist’s office, and as far as Saudi Arabia in these stories about making a meaningful impact. Plus, immersion artist Ted Conover on the importance of talking with people on the other side of the political divide; Sheryl St. Germain’s argument for broadening the scope of the creative writing MFA; teaching writing in twenty minutes a day; tiny truths; and more.
This issue features the winners of The Fiddlehead’s 26th annual literary contest! Dominique Bernier-Cormier won the Ralph Gustafson Prize for Best Poem and Kate Finegan received the Short Fiction Prize. The honourable mentions went to Tammy Armstrong and Kim Trainor (poetry) and Steven Benstead and Ann Cavlovic (short fiction). There’s a special section on the 2016 International Griffin Poetry Prize winner Norman Dubie, containing five new poems along with a curated selection of earlier works, and new work from Shane Goth, Barry Dempster, and Heather Cadsby among others. The cover is from Eric Budovitch’s “Echo” (from his Moving Day Series).
In the Spring 2017 issue of River Teeth, read nonfiction by Zachary Gerberick, Lauren Hobson, Julie Marie Wade & Brenda Miller, Michael Downs, E.A. Farro, Thomas Larson, Andre Dubus III, Amanda Bestor-Siegal, Kerry Muir, Reg Darling, Krista Christensen, and Brian Castner.
Now in our 41st year, the poems in RHINO 2017 reflect the uncertain times in which we live: Casey Thayer, Lee Sharkey, Eric Pankey, Silvia Bonilla, Abigail Beckel, Jeanne Marie Beaumont, David Welch, Jason Joyce, Lola Haskins, Joe Jiménez, Robert Thomas, John Allen Taylor, Yudit Shahar, and Jennifer Moss. Editors’ Prize winners are in this issue: Andrés Cerpa, Alix Anne Shaw, Robbie Pock, and Milorad Pejić, as well as Founders’ Prize winners Kevin Simmonds, Willie James, and Tim Wood.
The fifth issue of BALLOONS Lit. Journal is celebrated by stunning artists, poets and writers targeting at a young audience. This issue features work by painter Sam McCready, poets Summer Edward, Doraine Bennett, and Paul Cookson, as well as fiction writers Monika John and Jay Lee, among others.
Contributors including Cole Swensen, Kathryn Davis, Nathaniel Mackey, Ann Lauterbach, Can Xue, Elaine Equi, Robert Coover, Joyce Carol Oates, Frederic Tuten, and Nobel Prize winner Claude Simon explore the theme of architecture in works of provocative, innovative, immaculately crafted fiction, poetry, and narrative nonfiction. Read dangerously. Write fearlessly.