Fjords Reviews

  • Simone by Eduardo Lalo
  • Swimming, by Karl Luntta
  • Ghost/ Landscape by Kristina Marie Darling and John Gallaher


Samuel Jablon at Arts+Leisure
April 9 - May 15, 2016

June 17, 2016

Samuel Jablon at Arts+Leisure

Samuel Jablon’s latest collection Life is Fine was up at Arts+Leisure and featured some great mixed media work on wood. We caught up with him for a few questions.

F: In the scope of your latest collection, what did you want to accomplish?
SJ: I wanted to the paintings to be about painting, and I wanted the letters to almost dissolve into the paint...
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Book Review
Bad Light
by Carlos Castán

Translated by Michael McDevitt
Review by Sandy Rodriguez Barron

June 05, 2016

Bad Light by Carlos Castán

In Bad Light, a man sets out to find out who murdered his best friend. Set in Zaragoza, Spain, the novel begins with a question--who would want to kill a sweet, lonely guy like Jacobo? The police find no clues, no witnesses. Weeks go by and there are no suspects... read more >

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 >

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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Review by Carol Dowd-Forte

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 >

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