Fjords Reviews

  • Ghost/ Landscape by Kristina Marie Darling and John Gallaher
  • Interview, Samuel Jablon at Arts+Leisure
  • Bad Light, by Carlos Castán


The flaw in the pattern
12 thoughts on wilderness, Overland Track, Tasmania – Day 5 by Rachael Mead

June 10, 2016

1. The deep blue bowl of sky, the microbial cities in the folds of my skin.
2. Web, palimpsest, machine – nothing can capture it. All we can say is what it is not...
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Cameraperson, dir. Kristen Johnson: stories from behind the camera lens
by Anya Prokhorkina

May 28, 2016

Cameraperson, dir. Kristen Johnson: stories from behind the camera lens

Have you ever wondered how do they film those stories that you see in the thought-provoking documentaries that deal with the complexities of the today’s world? What happens to the person behind the camera standing out there under the bullets?... read more >

by Jules Barbey d’Aurevilly

Review by Austin Price

May 12, 2016

Diaboliques by Jules Barbey d’Aurevilly

The idea that Diaboliques was deemed so gross “an outrage against public morality” upon its initial publication that police raided the printing house and seized all remaining copies must seem absurd to modern sensibilities... read more >

Staying Alive
by Laura Sims

Review by by Sean Speers

May 05, 2016

Poetry, Staying Alive by Laura Sims

In her fourth collection of poetry, Staying Alive, Laura Sims revisits familiar grounds the way one would revisit a cemetery. The poems are eerie, reverent and unrelenting in their grief. At the core of the collection is apocalypse and the driving force is decay. It’s a story as old as time told without narrative... read more >


Review by by Sean Speers

June 05, 2016


Francie Frye’s not really a detective, but she played one on TV.
So when the body count rises on Enchantment Lake, an enigmatic phone call from her great-aunts—made even more cryptic by bad cell reception and a woman’s tendency towards the wacky—propels seventeen year-old Francesca (aka Francie or Frenchy) out of a Manhattan theatre audition and into the woods of northern Minnesota... read more >

Simple riches
eating dehydrated food on the Overland Track, Tasmania – Day 4 by Rachael Mead

May 28, 2016

Some things are so true we struggle to find their words. Silent and unassuming, they are the meat of proverbs, foods we consume unthinking; the grain in the flesh of the loaf, the light crouched in each crystal of salt...
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for Matt Tomlanovich
by Donald Breckenridge

May 12, 2016

A door sketched on a piece of scrap paper with a black roller tip pen. The ceramic coffee cup decorated with birds accompanied by the insistent din of house sparrows just outside the open windows. Orange leaves scattered over the wet sidewalk then blew into the street. Garbage cans and black bags lined the curb... read more >

Book Review
Core of the Sun
by Johanna Sinisalo

Review by Sara Alice Di Blasi

April 28, 2016

Core of the Sun by Johanna Sinisalo

Unlike most dystopian works, Johanna Sinisalo’s The Core of the Sun does not travel into an unforeseeable future to comment on the present and past. Set in 2017, and earlier years, the novel represents a fictional Finland, the perfect backdrop for discussing women who are only allowed to “write shopping lists and read them aloud, say the names of plants and mushrooms and fish on classroom charts, remember what temperature to wash wool or cotton... read more >

Past Issues
  • Fjords - Volume 1, Issue 1 DEBUT

    Art by Clay Witt, poetry by Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda, fiction by Stephen Wade.

  • Fjords - Volume 1, Issue 2 B/W PHOTO

    Fiction by Peter Liu, poetry by Jonathan Greenhause, memoir by Verity Barudin.

  • Fjords - Volume 1, Issue 3 PROGRESSIVE

    Poetry by Vanessa Blakeslee, paintings by Vadis Turner, and a review of Boy.

  • Fjords - Volume 1, Issue 4 PORTRAIT MASTERS

    Art by Kehinde Wiley, fiction by Philip Kobylarz, and poetry by Nancy Carol Moody.

  • Fjords - Volume 2, Issue 1 LINE

    Billy Collins Interviewed, fiction by Erik Martiny, prose by Ori Fienberg.

  • Fjords - Volume 2, Issue 2 YUMI SAKUGAWA

    Jacob M. Appel Interviewed, art by Yumi Sakugawa, essay by Sean Carswell

  • Fjords - Volume 2, Issue 3 SPRING 2014

    Poetry by Sarah Palin Erased, interview by Phillip Gross, short story by Erik Martiny, essay by Jeffrey Skinner, art by Paul Kolker

  • Fjords - Volume 2, Issue 4 FALL 2014

    Poetry by Annie Christain, interview by Aurelie Sheehan, fiction by Julia Fine, essay by Kirk Nesset, art curated by Owen Duffy

  • Fjords - Volume 2, Issue 4 Spring 2015

    Poetry by Nandini Dhar, interview by Sean Street, fiction by Patrick Wilson, essay by Salpi Vartivarian, art by Nance Van Winkle

Fjords - Volume 3, Issue 4

FALL 2015

Chen Chen

Noah Becker

Chris Belden

Elisa Wolf

Jay Varner