Author: Sakinah Hofler

Review: Fourteen Stories, None of Them Are Yours

Fourteen Stories, None Of Them Are Yours, a novel by Luke B. Goebel, Fiction Collective 2 Reviewed by Gary Sheppard   In this too-brief debut novel-in-stories, “Fourteen Stories, None Of Them Are Yours,” Luke B. Goebel’s first-person narrator is raucously heartbreaking as he finds his way through his grief over the loss of his older brother Carl and the leaving…

Wilton Barnhardt

Wilton Barnhardt (born 1960) is a former reporter for Sports Illustrated and is the author of Emma Who Saved My Life (1989), Gospel (1993), Show World (1999), and Lookaway, Lookaway (2013). Barnhardt took his B.A. at Michigan State University, and was a graduate student at Brasenose College, University of Oxford, where he read for an M.Phil. in English. He teaches…

Review: WHELM

WHELM, a poetry collection by dawn lonsinger, Lost Horse Press Reviewed by Sandra Simonds Whelm by dawn lonsinger is a book of poems dominated by the forces of water where water is made mysterious, terrifying and strange. The book is a kind of cataloging of water’s various powers both symbolically and materially. Her primary concern is the world flooded and…

Bob Shacochis

Bob Shacochis’s first collection of stories, Easy In the Islands, won the National Book Award for First Fiction, and his second collection, The Next New World, was awarded the Prix de Rome from the Academy of Arts and Letters. He is also the author of the novel Swimming in the Volcano, a finalist for the National Book Award, and The…

David Kirby

David Kirby is the author of numerous books, including The House on Boulevard St.: New and Selected Poems, a finalist for the 2007 National book Award. His biography, Little Richard: The Birth of Rock ‘n’ Roll, was hailed by the Times Literary Supplement of London as a ‘hymn of praise to the emancipatory power of nonsense.” His latest book of…

Review: On the Street of Divine Love

On the Street of Divine Love: New and Selected Poems, a poetry collection by Barbara Hamby, University of Pittsburgh Press, Reviewed by Sandra Simonds Barbara Hamby’s On the Street of Divine Love: New and Selected Poems is a collection full of poems that tell word-crazy, meandering and charming stories. In Hamby’s best poems, the reader begins one place and ends…

Robert Olen Butler (2013 reading)

Robert Olen Butler has published sixteen novels and six volumes of short fiction, one of which, A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain, won the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. He has also published a volume of his lectures on the creative process, From Where You Dream. He is the 2013 recipient of the F. Scott Fitzgerald Award for Outstanding…

Anna Journey & David St. John

Anna Journey is the author of the poetry collections Vulgar Remedies (Louisiana State University Press, 2013) and If Birds Gather Your Hair for Nesting (University of Georgia Press, 2009), which was selected by Thomas Lux for the National Poetry Series. Her poems have been published in American Poetry Review, The Best American Poetry, Blackbird, FIELD, The Kenyon Review, and The Southern Review.…

Interview: Jamaal May

Interview with Jamaal May Interviewer: Anna Claire Hodge Jamaal May was born in 1982 in Detroit, MI where he taught poetry in public schools and worked as a freelance audio engineer. His first book, Hum (Alice James Books, 2013), received the Beatrice Hawley Award, the American Library Association’s Notable Book Award, and an NAACP Image Award nomination. Other honors include…