Contributors: Adefolami Ademola, D.M. Aderibigbe, Akin Adesokan, Unoma Azuah, Adil Babikir, TJ Dema, Dilman Dila, Novisi Dzitrie, Saddiq Dzukogi, Safia Elhillo, Lind Grant-Oyeye, Stacy Hardy, Tsitsi Jaji, Yejide Kilanko, N.S. Koenings, Rasaq Malik, Sada Malumfashi, Bernard Farai Matambo, Bwesigya Bwa Mwesigire, Mukoma Wa Ngugi, Tee Ngugi, Ngwah-Mbo Nana Nkweti, Iheoma Nwachukwu, Diana Nyakyi, Olufunke Ogundimu, Salawu Oladjide, Stephen Derwent Partington, Abdelaziz Baraka Sakin, A. Samwel, Unathi Slasha, Makambo Tshionyi, Obi Calvin Umeozor, Lynnda Wardle, Athol Williams9
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Contributors: Hazard Adams, Michael Berryhill, Doris Betts, John Biguenet, Daniel Ross Bronson, C Trent Busch, Price Caldwell, Peter Cooley, John William Corrington, John Dean, John Digaetani, Stuart Dybek, Ernest Ferlita S.J., Bob Fleshman, Van Foley, Stephen Gardner, Malcom Glass, Marcus J. Grapes, Bruce Henricksen, David Johnson, Erin Jolly, William Kloefkorn, Bonnie Lyons, Grant Lyons, David Madden, C.J. Mcnapsy, Peter Meinke, Errol Miller, Kent Nelson, Leo Nicholl S.J., Leslie …1
small, fierce things, by lj moore. Achiote Press, 2015. $12
While it might be a stretch to call the short stories, vignettes, flash fictions, and drawings in lj moore’s small, fierce things fables, fables nevertheless provide a useful lens …4
Contributors: Allison Alsup, Hasan Altaf, Tacey M. Atsitty, Kevin Breen, Jo Ann Clark, Adriana Cloud, Shome Dasgupta, John Gery, Chris Hannan, Jeff Hardin, Bradley Harrison, Makiko Hayasaka, Geoffrey Heeren, Yuri Herrera, Cynthia Hogue, Michael Homolka, Fanny Howe, L.S. Klatt, Leonard …6
Four Reincarnations, by Max Ritvo. Milkweed Editions, 2016. 96 pages, $15.
At just twenty-five, Max Ritvo leaves behind a small but incredibly accomplished body of work in his debut collection, Four Reincarnations. Ritvo fought a long battle with …4
Acknowledge that Mother isn’t taking her widowhood well, that something besides Father is missing. Take her for a drive along the coast. Listen to the screeching seabirds. Follow Mother’s pointing finger. Watch sun shift behind clouds, the coastline disappear. …1
I came in and my mother went out with the buffalo nickel. 1913-1938. Mama would hold a nickel and say you were born the same year, with no regard for the date on that particular coin. It has come …2
Festival, by Broc Rossell. Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2105. $16, 98 pages.
It is common knowledge among poets that in Italian and Romansh, “stanza” translates to “room,” evoking the paradox of separation and connectedness, of transitioning within a …1
Contributors: Cody Peace Adams (“Polish Movers,” fiction); Patricia Colleen Murphy (“Beloved Father Person,” nonfiction); Juan Rengifo-Borrero (“To Create a World,” poetry); Max Ross (“Harold’s Problem,” nonfiction); Lynda Sexson (“A Nickel Novel,” fiction)
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Two hundred frames in, you decide the sketches
are too shaky once set in motion. You throw them
in the garbage, dump your spaghetti on top so
there would be no way to salvage them. This repeats
again, except the …
Complicated Grief, by Laura Mullen. Solid Objects, 2015. $18, 120 pages.
Laura Mullen’s writing, especially her emphasis on genre hybridity, urges readers to face emotional and intellectual discomfort by committing to the (perceived) challenges of reading contemporary poetry and prose.