New work by Liz Breazeale, Emily Rose Cole, Elizabeth Evitts Dickinson, David Ebenbach, Thalia Field, Steve Finbow, Megan Giddings, Gabrielle Hovendon, Michael Madonick, Carole Maso, Ander Monson, Chase Twichell, LaToya Watkins and more.
Risen from Sawdust and Sweat (and Maybe Snow): A Review of Adam Schuitema’s Haymaker
by Michael Berry
One Friday night during my first winter in Marquette, some fellow graduate students and I braved a snowstorm for post-reading beers at… [more]
We Can Never Be Brothers by Dahlia Seroussi
Associate poetry editor deziree a. brown on today's bonus poem: "We Can Never Be Brothers" is both hypnotic and reflective, grounding us in the body while… [more]
The Quiz and the Pledge by JoAnna Novak
Managing editor Matt Weinkam on today's bonus fiction: Please, I beg you, read “The Quiz and the Pledge” out loud. Few stories are so rich with sound… [more]
Our Bodies, Our Archives by Barrie Jean Borich
She wears her hair in a tall blond beehive. The first time I saw the documentary, I couldn’t stop staring, the freckles barely visible under her face… [more]
Notes from Crew Quarters–Summer Is Here!
We at the Passages North office have officially been on summer break for a few weeks now! To celebrate, we had our editors finish the following… [more]
Weekend Out by Kyle Ellingson
Associate fiction editor Ben Kinney on today's bonus story: Kyle Ellingson's "Weekend Out" isn't a word longer than it needs to be, but the story is stunning… [more]
Notes from Crew Quarters–Writing Recipes
This week, we asked our editors: What recipe best describes your current writing project?
Associate Editor, Creative Nonfiction
So Open My Heart Hurts: A Review of Sarah Vap’s Viability
by Sarah Bates
Where there is no love, put abstract animals. Where there is no love, put lipstick. Put mascara. Put lipstick down the throat of a rat.*… [more]
Blue by Mehrnoosh Torbatnejad
Spoken-word poetry editor Jacqueline Boucher on today's poem: Mehrnoosh Torbatnejad’s poem, like the color it embodies, resists being classified as just… [more]
Blue by Mehrnoosh Torbatnejad (transcript)
[Listen to a spoken-word version of Blue here.]
He tells me, I see you rock a lot of blue,
pointing to the icy glitter painted on my eyelids,
Passages North, the annual literary journal sponsored by Northern Michigan University, has published short fiction, poetry, and and creative nonfiction since 1979. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or write to us at Passages North, NMU, 1401 Presque Isle Ave., Marquette, MI 49855.