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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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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Number 39, September 2014 online
Our cover art this month marks the return of work from David Mondedeu, a Spanish-American photographer born in Houston, Texas, who now lives in Madrid. Next up, after this issue’s Featured Selection, a collaboration from James Daniels, with photographer Charlee Brodsky and an introductory interview conducted by our Associate Editor Nancy Mitchell, look for extended work from Glenn Mott; Daniel Bourne and Tadeusz Dziewanowski in collaboration; Gennady Aygi and the great Russian Tatar painter Igor Vulokh, also in collaboration; Linda Pastan; Chris Kennedy; Tess Gallagher and Lawrence Matsuda; and Nin Andrews, with others just appearing on the horizon.
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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Volume 88 Number 3, Fall 2014
This issue features poetry by Yi-Fen Chou, Erin Hoover, Joseph Millar, Alicia Ostriker, Faisal Mohyuddin, and Kelly Williams; prose by Mecca Jamilah Sullivan and Sarah Robinson; with criticism by Honoree Fanonne Jeffers.
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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Volume 26 Number 3, Autumn 2014
“Under the Shadow of the Shark” features stories, short-shorts, and poems by John J. Brugaletta, Phina Schloegel, Karla Linn Marrifield, Frank Scozzari, Marilyn Cavicchia, D. W. Walker, Krikor Der Hohannesian, Cameron Steiman, Molly Power, Jack Herbert, Ann Dozier, Marcia Horan, John Norris, Kari Wergeland, Devyani Borade, Robert Wooten, Larry Lefkowitz, and Diane Halsted.
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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Issue 5, September 2014 online
We devoted this entire issue to the results of our prose poetry contest, which received hundreds of submissions and carried a prize of $500. Our two honorable mentions include work by Lucy Biederman and a detective poem from Christina Olson. A long poem by C Dylan Bassett, an address by Jenny Boychuk, and a Chinese-model prose rhapsodic poem by Jen Hyde were each named as finalists; with Diane LeBlanc as our grand prize winner.
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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Volume 88 Number 5, September/October 2014
A retrospective celebrating the first 10 years of the NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature headlines the expanded September 2014 issue of WLT, which also features a special section devoted to Indigenous literatures in the 21st century. Additional highlights include short fiction by Antonio Tabucchi (Italy), an interview with Roland Rugero (Burundi), and J. Madison Davis’s look back at 10 international milestones of crime and mystery literature of the past decade. As always, new books and book reviews are also featured throughout, along with exclusive content on the WLT website.
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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Number 172, September/October 2014
The September/October issue features “Israel’s Assault—Stop the War on Gaza!”; “The McCarthyist Attack on Palestine Solidarity”; “1914: European Socialism Shattered” by William Smaldone; and also Howie Hawkins on NY Green Politics and Barbara Garson on Inequality.
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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Volume 43 Number 5, September/October 2014
The September/October issue features Dorothea Lasky (Rome & Wild), Jason Schneiderman (The Loved One Always Leaves: On Agha Shahid Ali & James Merrill), Fred Brandfon (Peter Seeger—The History Boy), with poetry by Jabari Asim, Joanne Dominique Dwyer, Lee Ann Ropripaugh, and Sandra Simonds.
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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Issue 7, September 2014 online
This issue features art by Emily Steinberg, Nancy Agati, Anthony Cuneo, Stephen Perloff, & Alli Katz; fiction by Caleb Murray, Kevin Tosca, Sean Jackson, João Cerqueira, Jan-Erik Asplund, Robert Pulwer, Kelly Ann Jacobson, Steven Anthony George, Marc Labriola, & Julie Kearney; poetry by Merilyn Jackson, Carly Eathorne, Glen Armstrong, Walter Bargen, Thomas Devaney, Brian Clifton, Darren C. Demaree, Luke Stromberg, Karla Cordero, Deborah Purdy, Beth Seetch, J. Scott Bugher, & Tony Tracy; flash by Michael Head, Alicia L. Gleason, Andrea Rothman, Circus, Madeline Zehnder, Melanie Sevcenko, & Shannon Sweetnam; and essays by Amelia Fowler, Amber Officer-Narvasa, Chila Woychik, Sue Granzella, Tammy Delatorre, & Peter Beck.
Number 61 features great selections of nonfiction, poetry, fiction, and graphics from a number of writers including Carrie Addington, Mary Bargteil, Jose Padua, Samina Najmi, Linda Blaskey, Candance Black, Rafael Alvarez, Debra Booth, Trevor Dodge, Paula Bonnell, Rich Boucher, Judith Bowles, Wayne Karlin, Nathan Leslie, Joan Colby, Kelly Davio, Amelie Olaiz, Gary Fincke, Jim Gross, David A. Taylor, Sally Toner, Piotr Gwiazda, Gregg Shapiro, Stuart Ross, Rose Solari, Basil White, Gregg Wilhelm, Shangrila Willy, Pamela Murray Winters, Bill Yarrow, Theodora Ziolkowski, and many, many more.
The September 2014 issue of Hermeneutic Chaos carries poetry and prose by Changming Yuan, Mercedes Lawry, Sarah Brown Weitzman, Tom Daley, Alicia Hoffman, Howie Good, Kathryn Hujda, LeeAnn Olivier, Kyle Hemmings, Ricky Garni,Sarah Marchant, Vanessa Raney, Barbara Harroun, Elizabeth McGuire, Kate LaDew, Leah Givens, Rebekah Bergman, Miranda Stone and Gena LeBlanc. It also features a gorgeous cover art by the award winning artist Mia Funk.
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