New Fiction, Nonfiction and Poetry by Traci Brimhall, Karin C. Davidson, Donald Hall, Karen Hays, Nahal Jamir, Brandon Davis Jennings, Sally Wen Mao, Brenda Miller, Elena Passarello, Ricardo Pau-Llosa, Oliver de la Paz, Matthew Vollmer and more.
A Death Series by Joe Aguilar
Q: Three months?
A: The friend I want to tell you about, her ideas that come at night are strange, she might drop the printer on her head, or she might… [more]
Pushcart Prize nominations!
Passages North editors have nominated the following works and authors for Pushcarts. So many thanks to these authors for sharing their work with our magazine.
Writers on Writing #66: Willa Elizabeth Schmidt
Hair as Subversion
What keeps me from writing? A million details of life. Reading the paper, buying groceries, jogging. Visiting friends, drinking coffee,… [more]
Writers on Writing #65: Christopher Lowe
Burn it Down
My regular crew of early-draft readers are a patient bunch, but I’m worried that I might be testing their limits. I have been at work… [more]
Writers on Writing #64: Paul Hostovsky
Poetry and Sex
I went through a phase once where I only wrote sestinas. I was in love with the form, under the spell of the repetition. There is much… [more]
Mǣl by Amy Wright
Mǣl from the Old English for measure, fixed time.
ﺎA cubed Hanover Better Boy drizzles its citrus broth into a pudding of avocado. Bell peppers wait… [more]
An interview with Jon Billman, PN’s new fiction editor
Passages North is delighted to introduce you to our new Fiction Editor, Jon Billman, author of the story collection When We Were Wolves. Below, he takes… [more]
Writers on Writing #63: William Bradley
The Essayist’s Creed
“You can have my isolation / You can have the hate that it brings.”
--Nine Inch Nails
In some ways, I feel like I have… [more]
Spoken Word: Saturday Morning Zumba at the YMCA by Rachel Gellman
Listen: Saturday Morning Zumba at the YMCA, read by the author.
Rachel Gellman is a Bay Area-native poet and teacher living in San Diego. Her poems and… [more]
Writers on Writing #62: Richard Hackler
A note from the editor: Below is an invitation to Richard Hackler's "Nation, Turn Your Lonely Eyes to Me," a serialized piece-by-piece negotiation of a… [more]
Hair as Subversion What keeps me from writing? A million details of life. Reading the paper, buying groceries, jogging. Visiting friends, drinking coffee, reading. Reading, reading, reading. Doing dishes, haunting [...]
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