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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date April 2014 online
It’s April National Poetry Month and, as we do every year, we’re celebrating with menupoems. Check out this year’s poems selected by menupoems editor Esther Cohen. Then enjoy a celebration of life in Esther’s story “Diedre’s Last Meal. Susan O’Dell Underwood bewitches us with the spirit of a rainbow trout in Transubstantiation.” And more.
Last week, Atticus Review presented you with the ‘Canadian Invasion’ Boo’s Hollow issue, featuring the poetry of Dennis Cooley and Nicole Markoti?. Then on Thursday, the first of a series of “Letters from Leeds” by Chief Imagination Officer Dan Cafaro. Finally, a dazzling review of Hilda Hilst’s With My Dog Eyes by Gabino Iglesias.
  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Volume 6, Spring 2014
Featuring stories by Anne Germanacos, Phil Klay, and Elizabeth Sachs; poems by Fanny Howe, Yusef Komunyakaa, Dan O’Brien, and Peter Dale Scott; essays by Lee Hancock, John A. Parrish, and Tony Schwalm; translations of work by Attila Bartis, Márton Falusi, Ha Phuong, and Tue Sy; and the art of Khadim
  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date April 2014 online
This month our issue is titled “April 2004-2014: The Best of Ten Years,” and it features work from Garrett Ashley, Simon Barker, Carroll Beauvais, Sarah Carson, Daniel Casebeer, Sam Cha, Elizabeth J. Colen, Barbara Crooker, Tres Crow, Adam Day, Alex DeBonis, Peter DeMarco, Matt Ferner, Ronald Fink, Stacia M. Fleegal, and more.
  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Volume 48 Number 3, 2014
  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Volume 1 Issue 2, Spring 2014 [e-pub/p]
Molly Rideout’s insightful mix of fiction and visual art portrays a newly pregnant woman through inscribed library cards. Chen Chen’s sublime poem provides a fresh look at homosexual initiations in adolescent culture. Nathaniel Saint Amour’s gorgeous cover art mixes stenciling and splatter paint to produce a layered work of art.
  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Issue 3, Spring 2014
The theme for issue 3 is “vulnerability.” Featuring poetry by Chelsea Martin and Andrew Bucket, a bold essay on the relationship between stripping and empowerment, otherworldly illustration by Dave Van Patten, featured art by Rachel Farbiarz and Erick Jackson, and not-so-funny surrealist comic art on real life and avatars.
15th Anniversary Issue
16.1 is our duet issue. It features the work of several literary couples, including: Kim Barnes and Robert Wrigley, Landon and Adam Houle, and Eula Biss and John Bresland writing an essay in tandem. The issue also features the poetry of, and an interview with, Nickole Brown and Jessica Jacobs.
  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Spring 2014
"Rebirth" issue
  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Issue 35, Winter 2014
On March 31 of this year, Octavio Paz, a Nobel Laureate, would have turned 100. To celebrate this anniversary, we are featuring two essays that examine the lifespans of two of his magazines, Plural and Vuelta, as well as a topic not often revisited by Paz’s critics: the place of the novel in his opus.
  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Spring 2014 online
This issue showcases stunning colored pencil drawings of the Gowanus Canal by Bavarian artist Stefan Beltzig, winners from our Essay Awards, our Short Shorts fiction, and First Place winner of our Poetry Awards, plus several other amazing stories and fiction. (Animal lovers won't want to miss the poem "Dog's Trail.")
  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Volume 45 Number 1, Winter - Spring 2014
  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Volume 10 Number 42 Issue Number 190, March 2014
“Owl” by Emily Ruskovich
  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Issue 3, Spring 2014 online
Contributors of this issue placed in our recent contest judged by Timothy Schaffert. First prize winner to be published in forthcoming chapbook.
In this issue you’ll read and view the work of authors of multiple books, contest winners, a self-proclaimed college drop-out, literary journal editors, a BuzzFeed quiz guru and veterinarian, a farm girl at heart, teachers, professors, etc. The good news is—all of the work is lovely.
  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Volume 17 Issue 2, Winter 2013-14
“Great Heights”
  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Number 18, Winter 2013/2014
Hunger Mountain 18 is brimming with fiction, poetry, essays, and children's literature. Featuring fiction by Howard Frank Mosher alongside the winners of the Howard Frank Mosher Fiction Prize, this issue also includes the winners of the Ruth Stone Poetry Prize and Katherine Paterson Prize for Young Adult and Children's Writing.
Betsy Streeter kicks things off with a laugh-out-loud-then-wonder-if-you’re-a-bad-person story, “Del, We’re Sorry, Please Stop.” After that, Charlie Fiset’s “Natural Birth” will change the way you look at eggs forever. You may want to enjoy “Them Oranges,” a heart-pounding tale of hunger by Nicole Wolverton, with a glass of fresh-squeezed juice.

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