Fjords Reviews

    The Figure of a Man Being Swallowed by a Fish
    by Joshua Weiner

    April 10, 2014


    Where is the edge between poetry and history, between history and memory? Joshua Weiner's collection The Figure of a Man Being Swallowed by a Fish, envisions poetry on a grand scale, a triptych of the title poem enveloped by the landscape panorama of “Rock Creek Park (II)” and the eye of “Cyclops.”... read more >

APRIL ART CINEMA: Vector Equilibria
by Chris Landau
with music by Gene Coleman
Video excerpt from a site-specific projection installation

April 03, 2014

Vector Equilibria is an exploration and celebration of the impact of the work of Buckminster Fuller on the science, technology and culture of today. The abstract animations of Chris Landau, combined with an original score by Gene Coleman...
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Interview with Vanessa Blakeslee
Vanessa Blakeslee’s poem “The Room of Gold” appeared in Fjords Review, Volume I, Issue 3.


About Vanessa Blakeslee

Fjords Reviews - Vanessa Blakeslee Vanessa Blakeslee's debut short story collection, Train Shots, is forthcoming from Burrow Press in early 2014. Her writing has appeared in The Southern Review, Green Mountains Review, The Paris Review Daily,The Globe and Mail, and Kenyon Review Online, among many others. Winner of the inaugural Bosque Fiction Prize, she has also been awarded grants and residencies from Yaddo, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, The Banff Centre, Ledig House, the Ragdale Foundation, and in 2013 received the Individual Artist Fellowship in Literature from the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs. Vanessa earned her MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Born and raised in northeastern Pennsylvania, she is a longtime resident of Maitland, Florida.

March 28, 2014

CM: What inspired "The Room of Gold"?

VB: The inspiration for this poem occurred while I was in residence at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in the autumn of 2009, writing the first draft of my novel...
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Monthly Flash

April 03, 2014

Hungary, 1944

by Sarah Kobrinsky

About Sarah Kobrinsky

Sarah Kobrinsky's poems and stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Magma Poetry, Jewish Quarterly (UK), Bayou, 100 Word Story, The Molotov Cocktail, Shampoo Poetry, Berkeley Fiction Review, among many others. She is the 2013-2015 Poet Laureate of the City of Emeryville, CA.

A family is in hiding under a house. The youngest, a boy barely two, is the only one to sleep on a bed. The others sleep like well-dressed sardines on the floor—well-dressed, even here, to preserve a little dignity... read more >

Fjords - Art Cinema

Paris Street Art
Musée de la Poste

by Erik Martiny

March 20, 2014

Philip Larkin once said that desolation was to him what daffodils were to Wordsworth. Interviewed for the current exhibition at the Musée de la Poste in Paris, French Street artist Reroalso remarked that he finds “the energy that derelict places radiate inspiring.” This fascination with the beauty of urban wasteland has been vivifyingly enhanced by the Musée de la Poste... read more >


About Erik Martiny

Fjords Reviews - Erik Martiny Erik Martiny's reviews have appeared in London Magazine and The Times Literary Supplement. He lives in France.

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


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Phillip Gross

Erik Martiny

Jeffrey Skinner

Paul Kolker