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Magazine Stand :: The Louisville Review – Summer 2023

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The Louisville Review’s Summer 2023 issue Number 93 features Alfred Conteh’s painting Aaron on the cover image and an essay about the work contributed by Alice Gray Stites. Poems by Rosa Nevadovska (1890-1971) open this issue, both in the original Yiddish text—a first for TLR—and in English translation by Merle L. Bachman. This issue offers a wide range of voices and subjects engaged: from an exploration of the too-often-hidden contributions of Black distillers of Kentucky bourbon, in Kentucky Poet Laureate Frank X Walker’s poem, “Masta d’ Steala” to a speculative view of a not-so-distant future deeply impacted by climate catastrophe in J. D. Strunk’s short story “Tokyo, 2031,” to an assertion of reliance and vibrance in advanced age in Alice Bingham Gorman’s poem, “The House of Eighty”—plus much more!

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Magazine Stand :: The Louisville Review – 92

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The Louisville Review Editor Sena Jeter Naslund says of issue 92: “I don’t think TLR has ever received more compliments on our front-and-back cover image-and-layout (that’s since our #1 issue in 1976).” The issue’s cover design is by Jonathan Weinert and the featured artwork is by Ying Kit Chan. TLR 92 also has a moving tribute to Kentucky Poet Laureate and Bellarmine professor Frederick Smock, who passed away unexpectedly last year, in addition to a wonderful variety of poetry, short fiction, creative non-fiction, and children’s poetry.

Contributions include Cornerstone Poetry (from K-12 contributors) by Kate Rowberry, Faye Zhang, Emma Catherine Hoff, Jiayi Shao, Yunzhong Mao, Helena Wu, Mary Virginia Vietor, Cloris Shi; Nonfiction by Chris Reitz, Dianne Aprile; Fiction by Patricia Foster, Jody Lisberger, Mrinal Rajaram, Lynn Gordon, Elizabeth Schoettle, Catherine Uroff, Sarah Martin, David Wilde, Bob Chikos; and Poetry by Frederick Smock, Tony O’Keeffe, Congxia Ma, Daisy Bassen, Kristin Camitta Zimet, Karen McAferty Morris, Elya Braden, Juan Pablo Mobili, Angie Macri, Joe Schmidt, Josh Mahler, Wendy Taylor Carlisle, Michelle Glans, Michelle Bonczek Evory, Michael J. Galko, Mary Buchinger, Rebecca Thrush, Mark Smith-Soto, Ciara Shuttleworth, John Repp, John A. Nieves, Jeff Hardin, Renee Gilmore, Matt Dennison, Lana Spendl, Gaylord Brewer, Diane Scholl, Marianne Kunkel, Melissa Madenski, Jeremy Paden, Rosanne Osborne, Robert Eric Shoemaker, Marcia L. Hurlow, Chelsie Taylor, Joseph Anthony, Luke Wallin, V. Joshua Adams, Denise Duhamel, Pat Owen, Donald Illich, James B. Nicola, Hollie Dugas, and Millard Dunn.

Magazine Stand :: The Louisville Review – 91

The Louisville Review literary magazine issue 91 Spring 2022 cover image

The Louisville Review, Number 91, Spring 2022, after being supported for 45 years by higher educational institutions is now an independent publication. As Editor Sena Jeter Naslund shares in the Editor’s Note, her home has become the new “home” of The Louisville Review – a home “haunted” by the ghost of little-known poet Madison Cawein, who lived there over 100 years ago, and who published a poem that contained the phrase “waste land” – inspiring the more likely known T.S. Eliot’s work, “The Waste Land.” And so, Sena tells readers, “it pays off to read small literary mags, as well as to publish in them. . . And it pays off to SUBSCRIBE to them, for many reasons, but also so that you won’t miss out on some important trigger to your own imagination.” Here! Here!

The newest issue of The Louisville Review features ample imagination starters, with Poetry by Mary Ann Samyn, Adrian Blevins, Adam Tavel, Kyle D. Craig, Diamond Forde, Ann Pedone, Rachel Whalen, Kevin McLellan, Christopher Howell, Roy Bentley, Gabriel Welsch, Clay Cantrell, James Hejna, Rolly Kent, Alamgir Hashmi, Jack Ridl, Don Bogen, and Michael Mark. Fiction – which, get this, is “arranged to spotlight the progressive ages of the various protagonists” – ! – by Jane Ogburn Dorfman, Dennis Hurley, Patricia Dutt, Rebecca Bernard, Edward Jackson, John Sims Jeter, S. A. Griffin, and Marguerite Alley. And my all-time favorite section, “Cornerstone,” featuringing work by writers K-12: Saanvi Mundra, Kay Lee, Jiayi Shao, Haile Espin, Henry Phoel, Bravery Grace Boes, Alexander Miller, Matteo Tremaine Pavlenko, and Emma Catherine Hoff.

Cover art “Table For . . . ” by Joyce Gardner.

The Louisville Review – Fall 2021

The Louisville Review, Volume 90, Fall Edition is the 45th anniversary issue! It features poetry, fiction, non-fiction and children’s poetry from grades K-12. Poetry: Susan Ayres, Christopher Buckley, Claudia Buckholts, Elsa Cross, Olga-Maria Cruz, Angela D’Ambra, Andrea Doll, Regina Derieva, Marcia L. Hurlow, and more; nonfiction by Sarah Gorham, Corie Neumayer, and Jonathan Weinert; fiction by Jeff McLaughlin, Neema Muneer, Tony O’Keeffe, Erik Peters, Seth Brady Tucker, Nadeem Zaman, and others. See the K-12 contributors at The Louisville Review website.

The Louisville Review – Spring 2021

The Louisville Review, Volume 89, Spring 2021, includes poetry, fiction, art essays, and book reviews from the following authors: Julie Beals, D. A. Becher, Carl Boon, Christopher Buckley, K. J. Bundy, Roger Camp, Peter Cooley, Todd Davis, Anastasia Dreval, Halina Duraj, Lynn Gordon, Lily Greenberg, Kathleen Gregg, Samina Hadi-Tabassum, Ken Holland, Elizabeth Hughey, Marcia L. Hurlow, Emily Jennings, Bonnie Omer Johnson, Hallie Johnston, Brandon Krieg, Peter Leight, Gabrielle LeJeune, Robin Lippincott, Elmo Lum, Sofia Machado, Melissa Madenski, and more. See what else you can find in this issue at The Louisville Review website.

The Louisville Review – Fall 2020

Issue 88 of The Louisville Review features poetry, short fiction, and (K-12) poetry. Poetry by Peter Grandbois, Simon Perchik, Laurie Welch, Maxima Kahn, John A. Nieves, Jason Tandon, Laine Derr, Tyler King, Margarita Cruz, and more. Fiction by Stan Lee Werlin, J. A. Bernstein, Jim Bellar, Lori Ann Stephens, Jen McConnell, and others. One book review by Mary Popham, and in the K-12 Cornerstone section: Kieran Chung, Sofia Dzodan, and Hannah Slayton.

News from The Louisville Review

The Louisville Review has some announcements! In addition to the release of Issue 88 featuring poetry, short fiction and (K-12) poetry, the editors have also announced their Pushcart nominees:

from The Louisville Review, No. 87, Spring 2020
“If a Fox” by Luke Wallin
“Institutional Lies” by Frank X Walker

from The Louisville Review, No. 88, Fall 2020
“Mama, I Need Some Money” by Jim Bellar
“Let No One Fear Me” by Lori Ann Stephens

from The Louisville Review, No. 88, Fall 2020
“Rebuilding the Temple: Higashi Honganji, Kyoto” by Greg Pape
“Human Head, Dream” by Milica Mijatović
Congrats and good luck to the nominees!

The Louisville Review – Spring 2020

The latest print issue of The Louisville Review features fiction by Holly Tabor, Pamela Gullard, Bridget Mabunga, and Rebecca Thomas; nonfiction by Joseph Myers, Patricia Foster, Jessica Crowley, and Katherine Mitchell; and drama by Allie Fireel, Allen M. Price, Haydee Canovas, John Shafer, and Addae Moon. Poetry by Laura Judge, Joseph G. Anthony, James B. Goode, Shauna M. Morgan, Frank X Walker, and more