Fjords Reviews

    by Frederick Smock


    September 18, 2014

    The Russian-born poet Regina Derieva, who passed away several months ago, lived an intriguing life. In the old Soviet Union, Regina’s poetry earned her the disapproval of state authorities. The KGB kept tabs on her. She was accepted into the Union of Writers only upon the advent of glasnost, Mikhail Gorbachev’s policy of ‘openness.’...
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Dogs Without Men
by Steve Wade

September 18, 2014

The alpha female made her way along the worn track by the river. In her jaws a live thing. The pack members picked up the scent and the sounds. They rushed to greet her.

She stopped, dropped the creature into the hardened earth, and reminded them of her dominant rank. With her hackles bunched, her ears erect, and her lips curled back, she snarled. The young animal between her paws squalled... read more >

Fjords - Art Cinema

The House Began to Pitch
by Kelly Whiddon

The House Began to Pitch by Kelly Whiddon

September 11, 2014

Kelly WHiddon’s debut collection, The House Began to Pitch, winner of the 2012 Adrienne Bond Award for Poetry, whittles to the root of the importance of story itself. Many of the poems are framed in fairytales both modern and historic, an impressive range encompassing everyone from the Lollipop Guild to Ali Baba... read more >

What We Do in the Shadows,
directed by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi, 2014
by Raqi Syed

What We Do in the Shadows

September 11, 2014

It used to be the case that parody was the final signifier by which a genre had become so ubiquitous, its conventions so overplayed, that the only way in which the genre could continue on for another cycle was to spiral in on itself... read more >

Interview with Dan O’Brien

Dan O'Brien

September 05, 2014

Kara Walker is a contemporary African American artist whose work is fraught and intersected with issues of race, gender, identity, and sexual politics. She is best known for her panoramic friezes of black, cut-paper silhouettes set against white grounds that pungently address the history of slavery and racism... 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


Sarah Palin Erased

Phillip Gross

Erik Martiny

Jeffrey Skinner

Paul Kolker