Harriet Monroe founded Poetry magazine in 1912 with the aim to “print the best English verse which is being written today, regardless of where, by whom, or under what theory of art it is written.” Now, over a hundred years since its inception, Poetry has stayed true to Monroe’s vision, following the art in whatever form it takes, lending pages to the words that need them most. Far from blindly crashing into the future, though, Poetry remembers its history. Volume 211 begins with a tribute to Richard Wilbur, who passed this past year.
This literary magazine is excellent for anyone who enjoys thought provoking poems. In this issue of Vallum, the focus is on “Lies and Duplicity,” and features a number of great poets, a collection of visual art, a conversation with poet Rae Armantrout, and book reviews by various authors.
If there were a word to define the December issue of Foliate Oak Literary Magazine, it’d have to be “eclectic.” There truly is no other word I could think of that would adequately describe the nature of the pieces here. The writing ranges widely in style and tone from family-drama fantasy “Vengeance is Born” by Ashley Crisler to “Blister,” Eric Obame’s stark and sobering poem about drug addiction. To be as explicit as possible: eclectic is always a welcome thing in my book.
The Tishman Review is a literary magazine chock-full of the literary goods. I mean, the thing is stacked with a stunning array of quality writing.
In the January/February 2018 issue: David Tomas Martinez with poems from Post Traumatic Hood Disorder, an interview with Danez Smith by Tyree Daye, and Donald Hall on The Selected Poets. Li-Young Lee with “The Undressing,” and Amanda Lima with “Vigil.” Plus, new poems by Kyle Dargan, Brynne Rebele-Henry, Natasha Oladokun, James Hoch, and Matthew Lippman.
Catamaran editor Elizabeth McKenzie interviews PEN/Faulkner winner Karen Joy Fowler. Enjoy cover artist Zaria Forman’s photo-realistic pastels of icebergs and crashing waves, and Disney Sleeping Beauty artist Eyvind Earle's Central Coast landscapes. In our science and nature writing feature, read marine biologist Shannon Fowler's memoir about her journey with the ocean through love and loss. Our short fiction includes a story by Benjamin Pack describing the fast-growing eucalyptus outside his apartment window in urban Los Angeles, and in “Bangr” by Justin Allen, a somewhat satirical look at the booming San Francisco tech scene. In poetry “Anthropocentrism” by Simon Nino Diego Baena, and “Wallowa Lake Tramway, Oregon,” by Abby Caplin both reflect on melting glaciers.
The Fall 2017 issue of Crazyhorse features the winners of the Crazyhorse Prize in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry alongside a wonderful array of poetry prose. Featured in this issue: Bruce Bond, Shaina Monet, Robert Long Foreman, Andrew Blevins, Erin Adair-Hodges, Molly Bashaw, Li Qingzhao, and Eric Schlich, and more.
In this issue: pugs and Ms. Pac-Man, growing up in Pittsburgh, wedding parties, bodies and boundaries, an archived interview with James Alan McPherson, one mother's last wish, and winners of the 2017 Iowa Review Awards.
Issue 76 of Kaleidoscope explores the theme of “Life’s Unpredictability.” Our featured essay is “Gravity’s Tilt” by Ellen L. Case, who shares her experience of being slowed down by multiple sclerosis. The fiction pieces in this issue include work by Abby Lipscomb, Laura Yeager, Lorna Rose McGinnis, Mary M. Sheridan, and Marc A. Buchholz. Kristina Gehrmann, our featured artist, creates incredibly detailed and vivid digital images, and Mark T. Decker reviews The Right Way to be Crippled and Naked, a fiction anthology by writers with disabilities. Find poems by Barbara Crooker, Sheryl Nelms, Maura Gage Cavell, and Yuan Changming.