Fjords Reviews



Photo Essay
Structures in Decline
by Francis DiClemente

September 24, 2015

Photo Essay - Structures in Decline

For this art project I explored the city of Syracuse, New York, where I reside, as well as my nearby hometown of Rome, discovering buildings and structures in various states of disrepair or decay; most of the buildings in Syracuse stood within walking distance of my apartment building... read more >

Beyond Elsewhere
by Gabriel Arnou-Laujeac
translated from the French by Hélène Cardona

September 10, 2015

Excerpt from Beyond Elsewhere by Gabriel Arnou-Laujeac, forthcoming from White Pine Press in 2016, translated from the French by Hélène Cardona


In front of me, the sea. I contemplate the Horizon behind the horizon, where waves and ether marry. I’m a grain of sand in an ellipsis, a sun shard mingled with stardust haloing the still bare strand... read more >

by Danez Smith

August 27, 2015


My friend Maura can sing clear from the low tenor range to the notes above high soprano, and this is precisely the sort of astonishing range Danez Smith exhibits in his debut collection, “[Insert] Boy,” with poems which stretch from song to hymn to elegy to variations on the sestina... read more >

by Kristina Marie Darling and John Gallaher

August 27, 2015

Are we dancing, then, or are we fighting? Maybe I should have stretched or done a warm-up lap. So, I will close my eyes and pretend we’re on the phone. A little background of electricity from something in the house running... read more >

Monthly Flash
by Jacqueline Doyle

September 17, 2015

I don't know why I lied. Maybe it's because someone finally believed me. So maybe it didn't really happen in exactly that way with exactly those boys on exactly that night. I'm not sure any more. But things have happened to me, on nights like that, with boys like that... read more >

Monthly Verse
Each Thing That Has Been Taken
(Winchester Mansion: San Jose, California)
by Frank Paino

September 4, 2015

The dead do not care if their clothes catch & shred
on the wooden ribs of cypress hedge that guard
the widow’s six-acre mansion. What need is there for cover
when they move, resplendent in their own raw gore,
across the vast scalped lawn in its shroud of rusted starlight?... read more >

Demigods on Speedway
by Aurelie Sheehan

August 27, 2015

Demigods on Speedway by Aurelie Sheehan

In Demigods on Speedway (University of Arizona Press, 2014), Aurelie Sheehan delivers a darkly humorous collection of stories on the haves and have-nots of recession-era Tucson, Arizona... read more >

by Kristina Marie Darling and John Gallaher

August 27, 2015

It wasn't until after we signed the agreement that I realized my role was entirely unclear. I didn't panic, though, until you started needing me to do things...
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Singing Bones
by Kate Schmitt

August 20, 2015

MEMOIR - Singing Bones - Kate Schmitt

Writers are sometimes given the daunting task of developing a character that has depression: it’s daunting because depression is a passive struggle, and it’s a task because the writer has to create plot structures to activate that struggle... 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

Nandini Dhar

Sean Street

Patrick Wilson

Salpi Vartivarian

Nance Van Winkle