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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Volume 205 Number 1, October 2014
A special issue devoted to poetry from the United Kingdom. New poems by Leontia Flynn, Kathryn Simmonds, Mir Mahfuz Ali, Liz Berry, Ruby Robinson, Matthew Francis, Julian Stannard, Hugo Williams, Caleb Klaces, Hannah Lowe, Claire Trevien, Tim Wells, John Wilkinson, Pascale Petit, David Harsent, James Brookes, Rory Waterman, Sophie Collins, Martin Monahan, Sam Riviere, Frances Leviston, Toby Martinez de las Rivas, Amy Key, David Wheatley, Kathryn Maris, and John Greening; Colette Bryce reflects on her Northern Irish childhood; Todd Swift reviews four debut collections by British poets.
In Aaron Sanders’s “Upon the Ground,” a man is asked to sacrifice his life to maintain the purity of his community. In poetry, Farah Marklevits’s work is both reverent and precise. Jason Shults explores the power of pheromones in his nonfiction piece “Finer Than Prayer.” In visual art, Noa Snir present a series of vibrant paintings based on the legend of Scheherazade and Phillips Saylor Wisor creates portraits of the proletariat with found and borrowed materials. Also in this issue: Anne Korkeakivi, Alicia Rebecca Myers, Bob Watts, Matt Morton, Ken Huggins, Autumn McClintock, Lynne Stoecklein, and much more!
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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Volume 68 Number 3, Fall 2014
Featured in this issue is a special essay section titled "Americans Curiously Abroad" which includes Anne Goldman's "Travels with Jane Eyre," Jeff Gundy's "The Other Side of Empire," Jeffrey Meyers' "Ian Watt and the River Kwai," and Adriana Páramo's "My Timbuktu." Plus other essays by Alison Hawthorne Deming and Charlotte Zoë Walker; fiction by and an interview with Janette Turner Hospital; poetry by Richard Bernstein, Margaret Gibson, Michael Derrick Hudson, Ann Lauinger, Linda Pastan, J. Allyn Rosser, William Wenthe, Edward Wilson, and Robert Wrigley; photography by Carl Bower; and reviews by Jonathan Russell Clark, Sydney Lea, and Elizabeth Trundle.
With this publication of Awards 36, we're excited to share this year's selections by fiction judge Chris Abani and poetry judge W. S. Di Piero. The winning stories and poems display a breadth of style and creativity, each one unique in its approach to its subject. First-Prize winner Mary-Alice Daniel's poems teem with muscular language, tackling the complex intersection of family history and self-identity with a mix of devastating realism and hallucinogenic metaphor. The stories and poems in Awards 36 take us on throught-provoking journeys, journeys of thrilling and compelling discovery.
Poetry by Jehanne Dubrow, John Gallaher, Kent Shaw, Charles Harper Webb, and Lesley Wheeler, among others. Fiction by Eduardo J. Astigarraga, Annabel Gill, Leyna Krow, Michelle Zuppa. Nonfiction by Matthew Gavin Frank, Jason M. Jones, Robby Nadler. Reviews of new poetry books by Tyler Mills, Steven Karl, Harryette Mullen, Dara Wier. Interview with Annie Finch. Art by Lita Cabellut and Dmitry Borshch.
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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Volume 49, 2014
TR 49 marks a milestone fiftieth year of literary publishing with some striking new visual art from young Chinese artists exhibited for the first time in the U.S. The literary contents reflect a new generation’s struggle with the idea of “Utopia”—the ironic title of the cover painting by Qui Xiaofei. Poet Zeina Hashem Beck personifies a world “trying to tip over its pain.” Daniel Gabriel describes a brief utopian interlude in his 2009 visit to “Syria Before It All Went South,” while Malcolm Garcia struggles to find grounds for faith amidst horror and ruin in Syria today in his poignant essay, “Praying in Reyhanli.”
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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Volume 4 Number 2, Fall 2014
Volume 4.2 features work by Jeffrey Alfier, John Blair, Amber Burke, Laurie Byro, Allen Chamberlain, James Crews, Noel Crook, Wendy DeGroat, Emari DiGiorgio, Geri DiGiorno, George Dila, Heather Dobbins, Tony Gloeggler, Rob Greene, Tom Lisk, T. J. McLemore, Mara Eve Robbins, Anele, Rubin, Pete Sack, P. J. Williams, and Landa Wo.
This 3-year anniversary issue includes “Attempted Homicide” by Brigitte Bowers, “Carrie” by Wendy Patrice Williams, “Strays” by Mary Collins, “There Are No Driveways in Sex” by Cannon Roberts, “After” by Lesley Howard, “Things I Told the Internet, but Didn’t Tell My Mom” by Anna Ladd, “Promises Like Piecrust” by Kate Washington, “Cracking the Sky” by J.J. Anselmi, “Which Person She Is” by Jonny Blevins, and visual art by Allen Forrest.
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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Volume 7, 2014
Booth serves up its largest issue to date. Included here are exclusive interviews with Cheryl Strayed and Karen Russell as well as new fiction from Matt Bell and John McManus. We’ve got new poetry from Knar Gavin, Marty McConnell, Douglas Manuel, and new comics from Andy Warner and Matt Rota. The entire issue is decorated with over twenty linocut illustrations by Philipp Hennevogl. The front cover features Matt Rota’s painting, “Night of the Hunter.”
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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Volume 44 Number 2, Fall 2014
Seahorses making new seahorses; being dissolved by a tree; a charming sixth-grader with an explosive temper; your parents at Coney Island before you were born; the trouble with knives; Hansel, Gretel, and a Witch like a wolf in well-meaning skin; first kisses and electrocution.
Amidst fundamental change, emotional inheritances, loss and gain, we harvest by flame hues of the season what preceding months have forged. We have two poignant NYT best-selling author interviews. We catch up with Joan Anderson as a film is being made of her non-fiction work that serves as a call to self-discovery. Critically-acclaimed author Ann Packer, takes us on profound journeys that give brilliant shape and substance to our emotions. We have a craft essay that inspires adventure, poetry that restores, fiction exploring aging, love and loss and non-fiction about the ties that bind—as well as the winners of Writers’ Challenge.
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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date September 2014 online
Our latest issue features new work by Aria Aber, Joe Baumann, Alex Chertok, Adam Day, Christine Gosnay, Stephen Langlois, Douglas Luman, Patricia Colleen Murphy, Irene O'Garden, Bud Smith, Mikkel Snyder, Adam Tedesco, and Zach VandeZande. Also, our critic, Spencer Dew, kicks off the NFL season with a review of Rich Cohen's Monsters: The 1985 Chicago Bears and the Wild Heart of Football, as well as Jacob M. Appel's The Biology of Luck and Joanna Penn Cooper's What Is a Domicile.
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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Volume 80 Numbers 3 & 4, 2014
Volume 80 nos. 3 & 4 of New Letters includes writing with vivid depictions of the range of human experience: the effects of violence on the work of an artist; where poetry gets its richness and style; and the influence of Sigmund Freud’s case studies on historical fiction. The works of Edward Hoagland, Katherine Karlin, Thomas E. Kennedy, former poet laureate Ted Kooser, Major Jackson and Gerald Stern, found in the 80th edition, “represent our purpose,” writes Stewart, “to uplift and inspire the human spirit.”
The Fall 2014 issue of Bellevue Literary Review features fiction by Yvette Benavides, Ginger Eager, Ben Goldfarb, Keya Mitra, Mark Rigney, Stephen Truman Sugg, Steven Swiryn, Glenn Vanstrum, Rhonda Browning White, and William Kelley Woolfitt; nonfiction by Erica Cavanagh and Jeanine Pfeiffer; with poetry by Pat Daneman, Jacob L. Freedman, Jessica Greenbaum, Marylen Grigas, Meg Kearney, Kathryn A. Kopple, Greg McBride, Matt W. Miller, Matt Morton, Joel W. Nelson, Muriel Nelson, JoLee G. Passerini, Linda Pastan, Candace Pearson, Catherine Prescott, Doug Ramspeck, Nicholas Samaras, Martha Serpas, Hal Sirowitz, Dennis James Sweeney, Kenny Williams, Lindsay Wilson, Andrew Witzke Slot, and Felicia Zamora.
The fall 2014 issue of the BPJ features a royal crown of sonnets by Fiona Chamness and a rich variety of new work by Michael Broek, Brian Komei Dempster, Frannie Lindsay, Gerard Malanga, Danez Smith, and more. In Books in Brief, Melissa Crowe reviews Emilia Phillips’ Signaletics and Jamaal May’s Hum.
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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Number 13, Fall 2014 online
The new issue of The Boiler features new poetry from Megan Collins, Amorak Huey, Ariana Nadia Nash, F. Daniel Rzicznek, Sam Sax, Brittney Scott, and more. Also, new work from emerging writers Kirsten Aguilar, Donald J Mitchell, Brian Porter, and Linsey Scriven. New fiction from Petrina Crockford and nonfiction from Heidi Czerwiec.
This issue of Chinese Literature Today (v4n1) celebrates the work of Taiwanese poet Yang Mu—recent winner of the Newman Prize—and of Ge Fei—one of China’s most influential fiction writers. Our special section devoted to Chinese minority poetry and poetics invites readers to delve into work by poets from Yi-Nuosu, Wa, Mongol, Tujia, and Hani communities. CLT also honors the life of C. T. Hsia—a scholar often called the father of modern Chinese literary studies in the United States—by inviting his students and colleagues to share their memories of a man whose work shaped a discipline and impacted all who knew him.
CNF’s first-ever readers' choice theme issue is dedicated to MISTAKES. We've collected an explosive group of essays exploring wrong turns and missteps—from a dramatic prison protest to an ill-advised game of strip-spin-the-bottle, from a bad tattoo to the epidemic of errors plaguing our healthcare system. Together, these true stories grapple with questions that get at the heart of how to live. Plus, why building a platform is a waste of a writer's time, why publishing won't make you happy, and why readers shouldn't worry (too much) about the occasional typo.
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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Volume 38 Numbers 1 & 2, 2014
This double issue features seven women essayists—Marcia Aldrich, Debra Monroe, Patricia Foster, and Kathryn Winograd among them—and the winners and finalists of our annual editors' awards: Lisa Lanser-Rose and Tanya Bomsta in nonfiction, Dan Reiter and Rachel Borup in fiction, and John Blair and Tanya Grae in poetry. Our interview is a conversation between poets Chard deNiord and Ed Ochester. Poets here include Alex Lemon, Floyd Skloot, Terri Witek, and Jacob Newberry. Fiction writers are Evelyn Somers, Jay Bates, John Teschner, and Carrie Messenger, and the comic is by Robert Hendricks. A theme emerges: The writer as witness.
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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Volume 36 Number 4, Fall 2014
This is the last new quarterly issue of The Kenyon Review before the new bimonthly edition launches in January 2015. This issue features the 2014 Short Fiction Contest winners; plus fiction by Megan Mayhew Bergman, Michelle Latiolais, and Lori Ostlund; nonfiction by Melisa Febos, Aja Gabel, Carl Phillips, Ira Sadoff; and poetry by Joanna Klink, Eric Pankey, Campbell McGrath, J. Scott Brownlee, Jeffrey Harrison, Kimberly Grey, Sherod Santos, Ben Purkert, Jacques Rancourt, Jose Gonzalez Prada Translated by Jeremy Glazier, and Harold Schweizer.
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