Fjords Reviews

  • Book Review - Smoking with Sallie by Dorin Schumacher
  • Book Review - David Lawrences, The King of White Collar Boxing
  • Art Interview with Peter Gerakaris by Andrew Sullivan
  • They Were Coming for Him by Berta Vias-Mahou


Art Review
Jason McLean

September 23, 2016

Art Review, Jason McLean

Brooklyn based Canadian artist, Jason McLean, creates autobiographical imagery, through scavenged objects, and memory mapping. Jason McLean’s diverse art practice includes sculpture, sound works, zines, book works, mixed-media installations, correspondence art, curatorial explorations, puppets, and performance, but he is probably best known for his diaristic mapping and surreal drawings... read more >

Book Review

September 7, 2016


Verse for the Averse: a Review of Ben Lerner’s The Hatred of Poetry

The health of an art form is the fortress which invites attack, and is often the precursor of proclamations of its demise. Assessing the forces against contemporary poetry, award winning poet and MacArthur genius Ben Lerner, in his book length essay The Hatred of Poetry, offers a critique and a defense of poetry, as well as a rebuke to those who would herald poetry’s decline... read more >

Book Review
That Other Me
by Maha Gargash

July 31, 2016

Novel, That Other Me by Maha Gargash

After her successful debut novel The Sandfish (2009) Maha Gargash once again returns to Dubai, but in the in the 1990’s traveling between Dubai and Cairo to explore the dangers of wealth’s seduction... read more >

Like Something Flung
by Erik Rasmussen

September 16, 2016

There began a hum. Is how he felt it. A tone of feeling. It wasn’t so much a mood. Like there were moods that came and went. Or changed into cousin moods. Normal stuff. But all happening in the environment of the hum. The hum maintained. Sort of grew, is how he thought of it. The hum enveloped, filled the spaces between moods like water. Then he slept... read more >

Judy Rifka Retrospective at the Jean-Paul Najar Foundation in Dubai:
How an Artist’s Life Took Shape
by Glynn Pogue

August 26, 2016

Judy Rifka Retrospective at the Jean-Paul Najar Foundation in Dubai: How an Artist’s Life Took Shape by Glynn Pogue

Judy Rifka is a boss--a painter with effortless art-cool whose conceptual study of space, shape and time has been featured in two Whitney Biennials (1975 and 1983) and more than fifty solo shows... read more >

Current Issue
Volume 4, Issue 1

August 15, 2016

Current Issue, Volume 4, Issue 1

Spring/Summer 2016

Introducing: Tanya Grae
Poetry: Danez Smith
Art: Steve Miller
Interview: Junot Diaz
Essay & Art: Ernesto Caivano
Fiction: Jamie B. De Monte....
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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

    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 Fall 2015

    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

Spring/Summer 2016

Tanya Grae

Danez Smith

Steve Miller

Junot Diaz

Ernesto Caivano

Jamie B. De Monte