Issue #39

Rosanna Staffa

“We Must Take Very Delicate Chances”

Kathrin Hutson interviews
Rosanna Staffa

 
 

Fiction co-editor Kathrin Hutson recently had this exchange with Issue #39 featured fiction author Rosanna Staffa. Here’s what she had to say about her writing process, her playwriting background, her decision to write in English as opposed to Italian, her first language, and more… 
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Peter Galligan

Disrupting the Rhythm

Alex Carroll interviews
Peter Galligan

 
 

Nonfiction reader Alex Carroll recently had this exchange with Issue #39 featured nonfiction author Peter Galligan. Here’s what he had to say about how music informs his work, revisiting traumatic times, gaining agency through writing, and more… 
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Black Dog

POETRY ISSUE #39

Weathervane

By Kristin Macintyre
 
 

I am so far away I write you 

a postcard from the next room, 

say there is a whole 
 

grove of plum trees 

on the rooftop – neat little rows of stones 

fruit above the washroom… 
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FICTION ISSUE #39

How It Ends

By Rosanna Staffa
 
 

Stiff chairs, pens scratching. We sat at a large table, budding playwrights in summer clothes and fresh haircuts. The mentor looked tiny and mysterious, with beautiful black hair and delicate skin. I was afraid of her. She was terribly smart and famous…..
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Mouth

ART ISSUE #39

Image: Contemporary Black Identity: Mouth, Ink on Paper, 2018, 19x24in. Jaleeca Yancy Drawings Jaleeca Yancy (September 23, 1990) is a multi-disciplinary artist from Memphis,…

Riggle

NONFICTION ISSUE #39

Take My Hand So I Can Walk

By Peter Galligan
 
 

April and I are married, expecting a child. We’re at Denver Health, the city’s municipal hospital, for an ultrasound. The room is dark. April is holding my hand as I sit next to the bed. Being terrified of having a child to begin with, I sit silently with sweaty pits…
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