Fjords Reviews

  • Dear Everyone - MATT SHEARS
  • Kitchens by Ellene Glenn Moore
  • MAGIC CITY GOSPEL BY ASHLEY M. JONES

 

MONTHLY FLASH
Dear America
by Jennifer Parker

February 09, 2017

Dear America,
Or at least white, liberal America. You seem so confused. Don’t worry, it isn’t your fault. You meant well. You voted. You did something that I could never have done. You voted for the 45th President of the United States. I couldn’t have voted for two simple reasons, one is that I am Canadian and the other is that I’m super dead...
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MONTHLY FLASH
An Owner’s Manual
by Mercedes Lucero

February 02, 2017

When a white boy in fourth grade tells you on the playground that you woulda been his slave, put the memory in your chest. Let it sit there for years. Let it tremble. Keep it with the others...
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Book Review
The Best American Poetry 2016
Edward Hirsch (Guest Editor),
David Lehman (Series Editor)

January 05, 2017

The Best American Poetry 2016

This has been a difficult year. If you’re like me, “You can’t stop mourning / everything all the time.”1 It seems entirely appropriate that David Lehman dedicates the foreword to The Best American Poetry 2016 to a close reading of Yeats’s poem “The Second Coming”... read more >

Book Review
One with the Tiger
by Steven Church

December 22, 2016

One with the Tiger by Steven Church

There is something entrancing yet repulsive about watching the young Bronx zoo visitor, David Villalobos, leap from a caravan of tram cars and into the pit of a 400-pound Siberian tiger named Bashuta, who, though chained, possesses all the instincts of an apex predator... read more >

Fiction
Intimacy
by Stanley Crawford

February 2, 2017

Intimacy by Stanley Crawford

The unnamed narrator of Stanley Crawford’s Intimacy may dither for pages on end about his plan to kill himself, but the reader realizes early on that this is only a ritual, a game he plays with himself from time to time... read more >

Book Review
Poetry - Lunch Poems
by Deborah Kuan

January 19, 2017

Lunch Poems by Deborah Kuan

This has been a difficult year. If you’re like me, “You can’t stop mourning / everything all the time.”1 It seems entirely appropriate that David Lehman dedicates the foreword to The Best American Poetry 2016 to a close reading of Yeats’s poem “The Second Coming”Deborah Kuan’s Lunch Poems works exclusively within the realm of the unwanted. Her poïesis is a diffuse assemblage of matter, her predilections are loose ends and detachedness... read more >

INTERVIEW
AN INTERVIEW WTH VADIS TURNER
Interview by Heather Zises

December 10, 2016

AN INTERVIEW WTH VADIS TURNER

Nashville-based artist Vadis Turner explores the transformative possibilities of feminist materials by creating compositions out of upcycled ribbon, clothing and bedding. By synthesizing abstract expressionism with women’s work, Turner constructs dimensional art works that explode with color, texture and form. Not unlike painting, each “mark” is hand sewn onto woven foundations, draped on a model, or suspended in resin... read more >

Past Issues
CURRENT ISSUE
  • 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

    Poetry by Chen Chen, Art by Noah Becker, Interview by Chris Belden, Fiction by Elisa Wolf, Essay by Jay Varner

Fjords - Volume 4, Issue 1

Spring/Summer 2016

INTRODUCING:
Tanya Grae

POETRY:
Danez Smith

ART:
Steve Miller

INTERVIEW:
Junot Diaz

ESSAY & ART:
Ernesto Caivano

FICTION:
Jamie B. De Monte