December 2013

Architecture for Birds by Katrin Tschirgi

by JHow December 31, 2013

Says associate poetry editor Amy Elisabeth Hansen: I hear people say things like “This poem speaks to me,” and I think I know what that means, but Katrin Tschirgi’s “Architecture […]

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Two excerpts from Leafmold by F. Daniel Rzicznek

by JHow December 23, 2013

Associate editor Tracy Haack says, “F. Daniel Rzicznek’s excerpts from Leafmold provoke me to a greater awareness of my relationships. Rzicznek’s careful use of the primal, the natural, isolates the […]

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Alone with So Many Dead Things: A Review of The Desert Places by Matt Weinkam

by JHow December 18, 2013

1 At a friend’s fifteenth birthday party one autumn in high school, I played ghost in the graveyard with a group of guys. The party was on some uncle’s farm […]

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Diretora by Colleen O’Brien

by JHow December 16, 2013

Praise from associate fiction editor Sofie Harsha: Diretora is a brave exploration of the blurred edges between love and violence. The narrator has a way of viewing and describing her […]

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A Woman is a Mother by Sarah Blake

by JHow December 11, 2013

Associate poetry editor Rebecca Pelky, on why she selected Sarah Blake’s “A Woman is a Mother” for our online series: The surreal experience that Sarah Blake designs in the first stanza […]

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A Death Series by Joe Aguilar

by JHow December 5, 2013

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 […]

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