Issue #41

Chila Woychik

Hope in the Softening Fields

Julie Patterson interviews
Chila Woychik

 
 

Nonfiction reader Julie Patterson recently had this exchange with Issue #41 featured nonfiction author Chila Woychik. Here’s what Chila had to say about the hybrid essay form, the authors she looks to for inspiration, the hope to be drawn from mud season, and more… 
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Malaika Favorite

Survival and Determination

Jennifer duToit Barrett interviews
Malaika Favorite

 
 

Art editor Jennifer duToit Barrett recently had this exchange with Issue #41 featured artist Malaika Favorite. Here’s what Malaika had to say about the symbolism behind her work, how history and culture shape her art, and more… 
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Arjun Parikh

Writing to Let Go

Aurora Nowak interviews
Arjun Parikh

 
 

Poetry co-editor Aurora Nowak recently had this exchange with Issue #41 featured poet Arjun Parikh. Here’s what Arjun had to say about his writing process, the importance of tone, the value of writing workshops, and more.. 
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Nathan Alling Long

Energy, Mystery, and Force

Grace Safford interviews
Nathan Alling Long

 
 

Fiction co-editor Grace Safford recently had this exchange with Issue #41 featured fiction writer Nathan Alling Long. Here’s what Nathan had to say about his approach to teaching writing, his favorite stories of 2018, and what he’s working on now… 
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Man Mood

POETRY ISSUE #41

Obituary for Gerald

By Arjun Parikh
 
 

Gerald went by Gerald even when he was young. As a boy he set out to read the entire encyclopedia. He was adamant about doing only one thing at a time. In his twenties he played Russian roulette on Sundays… 
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Expired Eclipse

FICTION ISSUE #41

Last Sympathy

By Nathan Alling Long
 
 

SANUS DREAMT a bomb exploded just outside his apartment building. He heard the detonation, then saw the window shatter, the ceiling crumble, and debris scatter across the floor. He lay there naked, feeling the dust settled on his skin…
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ART ISSUE #41

Image: “Down on the Farm #3,” mixed media, 2017, 22×30 in.  Malaika Favorite Mixed Media Malaika Favorite received her BFA (1971) and MFA (1973)…

Katydid the Bush Cricket

NONFICTION ISSUE #41

A Country May: 14 Days

By Chila Woychik
 
 

1. From the brash and loud, we seek the soft Midwest melody. This is less provincialism, more self-preservation. Years in the city left us numb and sightless; now, every new day brings startle and flux and a cold slap of air where we need it most…
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