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Russell Franklin

Russ Franklin was a Wallace Stegner fellow and Truman Capote fellow at Stanford University. He attended FSU on a Kingsbury fellowship and received his Ph.D. in 2001.  He is the author of the novel Cosmic Hotel. Listen to him read with Josephine Yu here: Franklin has degrees in math, physics, and literature, and his work has appeared in Oxford American,…

Josephine Yu

Josephine Yu is the author of Prayer Book of the Anxious (Elixir P, 2016), winner of the Judge’s Prize of the 15th Annual Elixir Press Poetry Awards. Her poems have appeared in journals such as Ploughshares, The Southern Review, TriQuarterly, and Crab Orchard Review, as well as the anthology Old Flame: From the First 10 Years of 32 Poems Magazine.…

Review: The Ghost of Birds

The Ghost of Birds by Eliot Weinberger Review by Daniel LoPilato Half a dozen stories from the Arabian Nights open with an enigmatic, perhaps untranslatable metaphor. In “The Tale of the Enchanted King,” the first sentence describes a story “which, if it could be engraved with needles at the corner of the eye, would be a lesson to those who would…

Monica Youn

Monica Youn is the author of Blackacre (Graywolf Press, 2016); Barter (Graywolf Press, 2003); and Ignatz (Four Way Books, 2010), which was a finalist for the National Book Award. Listen to her read here: Her poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including the New Yorker, the Paris Review, and the New York Times Magazine, and she has been awarded fellowships…

Volume 34.2

Contributors Maria Adelmann, Win Bassett, Anders Carlson-Wee, Stuart Dischell, Jensine Eckwall, Liza Flum, M.K. Foster, Charles Green, Thaddeus Harmon, Chris Hutchinson, Sophie Klahr, Peter LaBerge, Brian Larsen, Brigitte Leschhorn, Ellyn Lichvar, Carol Light, Denton Loving, Tom McGuire, Miller Oberman, Steven Perez, Sue Repko, Jamea Richmond-Edwards, Robyn Ritchie, Ray Shea, Danez Smith, Ryan Walsh, Kara Kai Wang   Issue 34.2 is…

Review: Driving Without a License

Driving Without a License by Janine Joseph Review by Josh Brewer One has come to expect quality from Alice James Books. The venerable New England cooperative continues to publish the best new female voices while expanding their catalogue in recent years to include men and even more international poets. That expectation of quality has been met and exceeded with Janine Joseph’s Driving without…

Robert Olen Butler

Robert Olen Butler has published sixteen novels—The Alleys of Eden, Sun Dogs, Countrymen of Bones, On Distant Ground, Wabash, The Deuce, They Whisper, The Deep Green Sea, Mr. Spaceman, Fair Warning, Hell, A Small Hotel, The Hot Country, The Star of Istanbul, The Empire of Night, Perfume River—and six volumes of short fiction—Tabloid Dreams, Had a Good Time, Severance, Intercourse,…

D.A. Powell

Born in Albany, Georgia, D.A. Powell earned an MA at Sonoma State University and an MFA at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. His first three collections of poetry, Tea, (1998), Lunch (2000), and Cocktails (2004), are considered by some to be a trilogy on the AIDS epidemic. Listen to him read here: Lunch was a finalist for the National Poetry Series,…

Tana Welch

Tana Jean Welch is a poet and scholar of contemporary American poetry. She received her Ph.D. in Literature from Florida State University in 2013, specializing in American poetry and poetics, multiethnic literature, posthumanism, new materialism, and gender theory. Listen to her read here: Welch is currently Assistant Professor at the Florida State University College of Medicine where she teaches courses…

Dana Levin

Poet Dana Levin grew up in California’s Mojave Desert and earned a BA from Pitzer College and an MA from New York University. Levin’s collections of poetry include In the Surgical Theatre (1999), Wedding Day (2005), Sky Burial(2011), and Banana Palace(2016). Listen to her read with Meg Kearney here: Levin’s free-verse, image-driven poems grapple with the legacies of both Confessionalism and…