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.
The January/February 2018 issue of The Kenyon Review includes a special feature on new Cuban poetry, introduced by Katherine M. Hedeen and Víctor Rodríguez Núñez. This section includes work by Luis Yuseff, Isaily Pérez González, Javier Marimón Miyares, Leyman Pérez, Oscar Cruz, Marcelo Morales Cintero, Liuvan Herrera Carpio, Jamila Medina Ríos, Moisés Mayán Fernández, Legna Rodríguez Iglesias, and Sergio García Zamora. The 2017 Kenyon Review Short Fiction Prize winner and runners-up are also in this issue: David Greendonner, Kimberly King Parsons, and Lorain Urban. Fiction by Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar, Hannah H. Kim, Jessica Roeder, and T. S. Dillon.
Creative nonfiction by Karen Babine, Aurora D. Bonner, Connor Ferguson, Kelly Jean Fitzsimmons, Lee Guthrie, Kelley Lusk, Michael Nixon, Ksenia Panova, Dan Rousseau, Gaetan Sgro, Jennifer Smith, and Reema Zaman.
This edition of New Letters celebrates the work of Willis Barnstone and pays tribute to the late poet Michelle Boisseau. The issue also features poems by Kelly Cherry, Albert Goldbarth, Gary Soto, and Carl Dennis and an essay by Sheila Kohler, among other writers and artists.