New Fiction, Nonfiction and Poetry by Monica Berlin, Steven Church, Katie Cortese, Caleb Curtiss, Kwame Dawes, Norman Dubie ,Carol Guess & Kelly Magee, Ming Holden, Brandon Davis Jennings, Vandana Khanna, Kyle Minor, Donald Platt and more.
An Interview with Fiction Editor Timston Johnston
by Michael Giddings & Matthew Weinkam
“There’s been a change of plans,” says Tim.
I’m at the front table in Babycakes, a local bakery… [more]
Writers on Writing #92: Nate Pritts
Ask any two poets how they became what they are – when they first realized they were going to devote themselves to the writing of poetry… [more]
Writers on Writing #91: Anne Valente
Cicada, Snail Shell, Origin
I grew up with a wooden metronome, a ticking steeple on my teacher’s upright piano. It kept time in her living room where… [more]
Writers on Writing #90: Chelsea Biondolillo
The Essayist Stutters, Stops, Starts, Goes
There’s an image making its round on social media of a Venn diagram with a circle labeled “Absolute Narcissism”… [more]
Writers on Writing #89: Jason M. Jones
Barcelona—In flagrante delicto
1. You plan to write a novel called Barcelona. The idea comes late at night while you’re listening to a Rufus Wainwright… [more]
Writers on Writing #88: Alexis Paige
Remembering the Cockroaches: On Doubt in Creative Nonfiction
When I tell people I write creative nonfiction, I take a deep breath and wait—depending… [more]
Writers on Writing #87: Joan Frank
What Would John Williams Do?
It's a beautiful party on a beautiful hillside, a soft, midsummer afternoon's dream. The ranch-style home commands expansive… [more]
Past-Tensing: A Review of Andrea Scarpino’s Once, Then
by Amy Elisabeth Hansen
My gramps died slowly over three years. Toward the end, my husband and I made the eight-hour drive from Marquette, Michigan, to… [more]
Writers on Writing #86: Laura Davenport
On Literary Relationships
It’s six a.m. in Savannah and the email I’ve been waiting for arrives, the subject simply “poem.” My husband is in Prague… [more]
Writers on Writing #87: Matthew Burnside
I’ll confess right away to being a hypocrite. I’ve written a lot about the unseemliness of bitterness in the past, of the very human… [more]
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.