Month: October 2012

Interview: Caitlin Horrocks

Interviewed by Katie Cortese Caitlin Horrocks is author of the story collection This Is Not Your City, which was named a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice, a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers selection, and one of the best books of 2011 by the San Francisco Chronicle. Her stories appear in The New Yorker, The Best American Short Stories,…

Rosebud Ben-Oni

Interviewed by Melinda Wilson Rosebud Ben-Oni is a co-editor for HER KIND at VIDA: Women in the Literary Arts. Her debut book of poems, SOLECISM, will be published by Virtual Artists Collective in early 2013. Ben-Oni was a Rackham Merit Fellow at the University of Michigan where she earned a Master of the Fine Arts in Poetry, and a Horace Goldsmith Scholar at…

2013 Contest

On your marks. Our 2013 Contest Season has now begun! World’s Best Short-Short Story Contest In 1986, Jerome Stern, the then-director of Florida State University’s Creative Writing Program and renowned author of Making Shapely Fiction among other books, founded this contest to celebrate what he called “micro fiction” (submissions at that time were required to be under 250 words, and the winner…

Kathryn Nuernberger

Interviewed by Jen Schomburg Kanke Kathryn Nuernberger is the author of Rag & Bone, which won the 2010 Elixir Press Prize. She is an associate professor of English at University of Central Missouri, where she also serves as Poetry Editor for Pleiades. New poems have recently appeared in West Branch, 32 Poems, Nimrod, and on Versedaily.com.

Review: Kings of the F**king Sea / Dan Boehl & Jonathan Marshall

Poetry by Dan Boehl, art by Jonathan Marshall. Kings of the F**king Sea. Birds, LLC. 2011. Reviewed by David Moody On a shelf, Kings of the F**king Sea by Dan Boehl looks like many other poetry books. Thin and softbound, its shape cries “Poems! A poem collection! Loosely bound by theme, maybe a voice!” Yet Kings is not a mere collection. It is an avant-garde…

Review: Nostalgia for the Criminal Past / Kathleen Winter

Kathleen Winter. Nostalgia for the Criminal Past. Elixir Press. 2011. Reviewed by April Manteris From the opening, title poem in her debut collection, Nostalgia for the Criminal Past, Kathleen Winter seems to revel in the past, for a time when “Like the children, we were naked,” longing for the kind of innocence wherein “We let our hair grow wild, we never paid taxes,” and we drowned in…

Review: Madame X / Darcie Dennigan

Darcie Dennigan. Madame X. Canarium Books, 2012. Reviewed by Anna Claire Hodge Darcie Dennigan’s poems are all over the place, or rather, all over the page. In just flipping through Madame X, one might be daunted by the flurry of form, the constant ebb and flow of lines from page-long blocks of text divided only by ellipses, or mid-length lines surrounded by white space.…

Review: Windeye / Brian Evenson

Brian Evenson. Windeye. Coffee House Press, 2012. Reviewed by Micah Dean Hicks Brian Evenson’s latest collection, Windeye, is a book that will ruin you. Between stories, you’ll get up to lock the door, look out your window, stare into dark corners. At the end of the collection, you’ll be dizzy, coughing, paranoid. You’ll be sure that you are “dim, lost, and, though with us,…