Fjords Reviews

  • Fjords 2019 Edition 4.4

Interview
A Sparrow Flying Through Doors:
An Interview with poet Philip Metres
BY Kelly McQuain

Originally Printed in Edition 4.4 (2019)

April 22, 2020

An Interview with poet Philip Metres

“I wonder if gratitude is the beginning of joy,” muses poet Philip Metres, the author of ten books, including the forthcoming "Shrapnel Maps" (2020, Copper Canyon). “And how quickly it all seems to go,” he concedes. “The days are long, but the years are short, and they shorten with every year. As Bede writes... read more >

BOOK REVIEWS
POETRY
THE DEATH OF SITTING BEAR
BY N. SCOTT MOMADAY

Review by Gabino Iglesias

April 09, 2020

THE DEATH OF SITTING BEAR BY N. SCOTT MOMADA

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet N. Scott Momaday’s The Death of Sitting Bear: New and Selected Poems is a gem of a collection that shows a master writing in various formats about a plethora of topics... read more >

BOOK REVIEWS
FICTION
EIGHT PERFECT MURDERS
BY PETER SWANSON

Review by Gabino Iglesias

April 15, 2020

EIGHT PERFECT MURDERS BY PETER SWANSON

Peter Swanson’s Eight Perfect Murders is a smart, fast-paced narrative that pays tribute to mystery novels and whodunits while offering its own version of one. A book about murders based on books narrated by a bookseller and featuring an author, a bookstore, and names like James M. Cain, Agatha Christie, John D. MacDonald, Patricia Highsmith, and Ira Levin might feel slightly too meta for some... read more >

Monthly Verse
Black Breakfast
By Issam Zineh

April 02, 2020

In certain restaurants, you can order black breakfast.
The waitress will bring coffee and a cigarette.

Our language in this world: pleonasms as
“I saw it with my own eyes.” Well, of course
you did. What else? In this way, a little excessive.

You don’t sleep in. You’re not hungry.
Not so much appetite, you try to explain, as
much as transgression between what is and is... read more >

Past Issues
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  • Fjords - Volume 1, Issue 1 Volume I, Issue 1

    Art by Clay Witt, poetry by Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda, fiction by Stephen Wade.

  • Fjords - Volume 1, Issue 2 Volume I, Issue 2

    Fiction by Peter Liu, poetry by Jonathan Greenhause, memoir by Verity Barudin.

  • Fjords - Volume 1, Issue 3 Volume I, Issue 3

    Poetry by Vanessa Blakeslee, paintings by Vadis Turner, and a review of Boy.

  • Fjords - Volume 1, Issue 4 Volume I, Issue 4

    Art by Kehinde Wiley, fiction by Philip Kobylarz, and poetry by Nancy Carol Moody.

  • Fjords - Volume 2, Issue 1 Volume II, Issue 1

    Billy Collins Interviewed, fiction by Erik Martiny, prose by Ori Fienberg.

  • Fjords - Volume 2, Issue 2 Volume II, Issue 3

    Jacob M. Appel Interviewed, art by Yumi Sakugawa, essay by Sean Carswell

  • Fjords - Volume 2, Issue 3 Volume III, Issue 1

    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 Volume III, Issue 2

    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 Volume III, Issue 3

    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 Volume III, Issue 4

    Poetry by Chen Chen, Art by Noah Becker, Interview by Chris Belden, Fiction by Elisa Wolf, Essay by Jay Varner

  • Fjords - Volume 4, Issue 1 Volume IV, Issue 1

    Introduction by Tanya Grae, Poetry by Danez Smith, Art by Steve Miller, Interview by Junot Diaz, Fiction by Jamie B. De Monte, Essay and Art by Ernesto Caivano

  • Fjords - Volume 4, Issue 2 Volume IV, Issue 2

    Cover: Daryl Westly, Illustration: Kelly McQuain, Poetry: Dorothea Lasky, Art: Gregory De La Haba, Nonfiction: Jason K. Friedman

  • Fjords - Volume 4, Issue 3 Volume IV, Issue 3

    Cover: Kelly McQuain, Interview: Kai and Anders Carlson-Wee, Art: Nate Lewis, Paul Vogeler, Stu Watson, Photography: Therese Ritchie

Fjords - Volume 4, Issue 3

Volume IV, Issue 4

COVER:
Philip Metres by Kelly McQuain
INTERVIEW:
Philip Metres by Kelly McQuain
ART:
Billy the Artist, Stephanie Hirsch, Charles Birnbaum
FICTION:
Phineas Lambert and more