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Fjords Review, Allison Parker by Allison Parker
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About Allison Parker

Fjords Review, Allison Parker Allison Parker is the managing editor for Aries: A Journal of Art and Literature and has recently published works in Scissors and Spackle, Cobalt, A Sharp Piece of Awesome, and the Medulla Review. Her plays Heathens and Girls, Girls, Girls were produced by BareBones Theater in Charlotte, NC and OffStage Theater in Charlottesville, VA, respectively. Her poetry has also appeared in the Oklahoma Review, ArtWord Quarterly, Poetry East, and Deck. She currently teaches English and writes, performs and directs performance art shows with the 910 Noise arts collective.

Allison Parker reads poem from Fjords Review Volume 2, Issue 1.

A Flipping Pine Cone

 

Fjords Review,  Michael Salcman by Michael Salcman
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About Michael Salcman

Fjords Review,  Michael Salcman Michael Salcman, poet, neuroscientist and art historian, was born in Pilsen, Czechoslovakia and came to the United States in 1949. He attended the combined program in liberal arts and medical education at Boston University, was a fellow in neurophysiology at the National Institutes of Health and trained in neurosurgery at Columbia University. Former chairman of neurosurgery at the University of Maryland and past president of the Contemporary Museum in Baltimore, he is the author of almost 200 scientific and medical papers and six medical and scientific textbooks translated into Spanish, German, Portuguese and Chinese. As Special Lecturer at the Osher Institute of Towson University, Salcman lectures widely on art and the brain, including his course How The Brain Works on the Knowledge Network of the New York Times. His poems appear in such journals as Alaska Quarterly Review, Harvard Review, Hopkins Review, New Letters, New York Quarterly, Notre Dame Review, Ontario Review, Poet Lore and Raritan, and have received six nominations for a Pushcart Prize. His work has been heard on NPR's All Things Considered and in Euphoria (2008), a documentary film on the brain and creativity. He has given readings at the Library of Congress, the Pratt Library of Baltimore, The Academy of Medicine in Atlanta, The Writers Center in Bethesda, the Bowery Poetry Club and the Cornelia Street Cafe in New York. Author of four poetry chapbooks and two collections, The Clock Made of Confetti (Orchises Press, 2007), nominated for The Poet's Prize and a Finalist for the Towson University Prize in Literature, and The Enemy of Good Is Better (Orchises, 2011), his anthology of classic and contemporary poems on doctors and diseases is forthcoming.

Michael Salcman reads poem from Fjords Review Volume 1, Issue 4.

Ode and Enthusiastic Letters

 

Fjords Review,  Derek Palacio by Derek Palacio
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About Derek Palacio

Fjords Review, Derek Palacio Michael Salcman, poet, neuroscientist and art historian, was born in Pilsen, Czechoslovakia and came to the United States in 1949. He attended the combined program in liberal arts and medical education at Boston University, was a fellow in neurophysiology at the National Institutes of Health and trained in neurosurgery at Columbia University. Former chairman of neurosurgery at the University of Maryland and past president of the Contemporary Museum in Baltimore, he is the author of almost 200 scientific and medical papers and six medical and scientific textbooks translated into Spanish, German, Portuguese and Chinese. As Special Lecturer at the Osher Institute of Towson University, Salcman lectures widely on art and the brain, including his course How The Brain Works on the Knowledge Network of the New York Times. His poems appear in such journals as Alaska Quarterly Review, Harvard Review, Hopkins Review, New Letters, New York Quarterly, Notre Dame Review, Ontario Review, Poet Lore and Raritan, and have received six nominations for a Pushcart Prize. His work has been heard on NPR's All Things Considered and in Euphoria (2008), a documentary film on the brain and creativity. He has given readings at the Library of Congress, the Pratt Library of Baltimore, The Academy of Medicine in Atlanta, The Writers Center in Bethesda, the Bowery Poetry Club and the Cornelia Street Cafe in New York. Author of four poetry chapbooks and two collections, The Clock Made of Confetti (Orchises Press, 2007), nominated for The Poet's Prize and a Finalist for the Towson University Prize in Literature, and The Enemy of Good Is Better (Orchises, 2011), his anthology of classic and contemporary poems on doctors and diseases is forthcoming.

Elegy for a Stem is featured in The Pinch's fall 2012 issue.

Elegy for the Stem

The Snow Leopard

 

Fjords Review,  Alan King by Alan King

 

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About Alan King

Fjords Review,  Alan King Alan King's poems have appeared in Alehouse, Audience, Boxcar Poetry Review, Indiana Review, MiPoesias and RATTLE, among others. A Cave Canem fellow and VONA Alum, he's been nominated for both a Best of the Net selection and Pushcart Prize. Willow Books will publish his first collection of poems, Drift, in 2012. When he's not reporting or sending poems to journals, you can find King chasing the muse through Washington, D.C. - people watching with his boys and laughing at the crazy things strangers say to get close to one another.

Tokens and Trini Folktale

 

Fjords Review,  Jeanne Larsen by Jeanne Larsen

 

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About Jeanne Larsen

Fjords Review,  Jeanne Larsen Jeanne Larsen's new book is Why We Make Gardens (& Other Poems). Her first book, James Cook in Search of Terra Incognita, won the annual AWP competition in poetry. She has also published three novels (Silk Road, Bronze Mirror and Manchu Palaces) and two collections of poem translations, most recently Willow, Wine, Mirror, Moon: Women's Poems from Tang China. She is currently the Susan Gager Jackson Professor of Creative Writing at Hollins University.

Midwinter Gardens

Gardens of Refuge

 

Fjords Review,  Kristine Ong Muslim by Kristine Ong Muslim

 

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About Kristine Ong Muslim

Fjords Review,  Kristine Ong Muslim Kristine Ong Muslim has poetry and prose appearing in hundreds of publications, including Boston Review, Contrary Magazine, Hobart, Narrative Magazine, The Pedestal Magazine and Southword.

She authored the full-length poetry collection A Roomful of Machines (Searle Publishing) and the e-chapbooks "Our Mr. Flip" (Scars Publications), "Graphic" (Sikworms Ink) and "Smaller than Most" (Philistine Press). Kristine Ong Muslim has been nominated five times for the Pushcart Prize and four times for the Science Fiction Poetry Association's Rhysling Award.

Revenge of Seaweed

Bucket

 

Fjords Review,  Stephen Wade by Stephen Wade

 

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About Stephen Wade

Fjords Review,  Stephen Wade Stephen Wade is an M.Litt graduate of Trinity College, Dublin. Recently returned to Ireland after a number of years living abroad on the Mediterranean island of Sardinia, he divides his time between writing and teaching.

His novel 'On Hikers' Hill' was awarded First Prize in the UK abook2read Literary Competition, December 2010 - among the final judging panel was the British lyricist Sir Tim Rice.

A finalist in the Aesthetica Creative Works Competition (4,000 submissions) - his story is published in the Aesthetica Creative Works Annual 2011.

Three of his stories for children have been accepted for publication as easy reader books with Little Acorn Press - one of the three published for Christmas 2010. Other accolades in 2010 included an invitation to read his work at The Irish Writers' Centre before an audience; a short story in top three in competition run in conjunction with The Sunday Independent, and Very Highly Commended in UKA Opening Pages Manuscript Competition.

Many of his short stories have been published online and in print, in national and international magazines and anthologies such as First Edition, Crannog, Leaf Books, College Green, Pearl Magazine and New Fables. Other short stories have won prizes, such as First Prize in Christmas Chillers 2009, Second Prize in the Biscuit International Short Story Competition 2008 and a nomination for New Irish Writer in the Hennessy Literary Awards 2008.

The first three chapters of his novel On Hikers' Hill have been published by Leaf Garden Press. He is currently seeking agency representation or a publisher for his completed novel On Hikers' Hill. www.stephenwade.ie

Lequoia and the Mai-coh