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Chronically Lit fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, interviews, reviews
In this issue, find nonfiction by Chris Campeau, Jesse O’Reilly-Conlin, Peter Tolly, and Lee Norris; poetry by Douglas Cole, Jose Manuel Sanchez, Eric Odynocki, and John Madigan; photography by Jennifer Lohtrigel, Jill Boyles, and David S. Rubenstein; and a review by Mo Duffy Cobb.
"The Journey Continues" with Issue 77 of Kaleidoscope. The featured essay, “Pane” by Mark Osteen describes challenges involved in understanding and communicating with his son who has autism and is essentially nonverbal. Other works include “Journeying through Depression” by Tom Stapleton, “The Unsent Project” by artist Rora Blue, “OooWee,” by Katrina Byrd, and “Hotel in the Desert,” by J. D. Chaney. There are twelve poems in Issue 77. Some favorites are “Hummingbird” by Carol Barrett, “A Sun Salutation Prayer” by Kira Compton, “Daughter of Distraction” by Jennifer L. Freed, “Social Story” by Tony Gloeggler, “Last Performance” and “Roadside Serenade” by Lola Neff Merritt, and more.
In the Summer 2018 issue, with featured artist Epiphany Knedler, Ruth Awad interviews Hanif Abdurraqib. Also in this issue: nonfiction by Joshua Bernstein, Tom Larsen, Jerome Richard, and Janette Schafer; fiction by Eric Barnes, Thomas Jacobs, Ignacio Ortiz Monasterio, and Matt Whelihan; and poetry by Roy Bentley, Nandini Dhar, Deborah Flanagan, Alice B. Fogel, Sergio Ortiz, Katherine Riegel, Michael T. Young, and more. Plus, Mirza Sakit translated by Murad Jalilov and Kevin Rabas, and Stanislav Startiev translated by Risa Shargel.
This month’s featured selection includes poems by and an interview with Terese Svoboda. Timothy Otte reviews Nikki Wallschlaeger’s Crawlspace. In the Essays and Comment section, find Piotr Florczyk on the Mitosz Festival, a festival of literature in the city of Kraków. This month’s poetry selections include William Louis-Dreyfus, Ted Kooser, Sydney Lea, Soren Stockman, Kathryn Nuernberger, Frannie Lindsay, Betsy Sholl, and more. See what the poets have to say about their work in “The Poets Speak” section.
The latest issue features new work by James Ardis, Anne Barngrover, Jennie Ray Bell, James Burr, Drew B. David, John Jodzio, Anthony Lawrence, Michelle Meyers, Rachel Mindell, Brett Pribble, P. L. Sanchez, Hikari Shimoda, Gabriel Welsch, and Amie Zimmerman. Also, our critic, Spencer Dew, reviews four titles.