Fjords Reviews

  • Dustin Pearson - Winner of Pushcart Prize 2021

Amaranth and Lily
by Sandie Seeger

June 16, 2022

I’m crushed that every charm, bottom, top, down,
and strange up, he commanded.
All those quark particles
moving close to the speed of light, were his... read more >

Five Days in April
(I Hear My Mother’s Voice)
by Mary Foulk

June 16, 2022

Poetry  - Five Days in April (I Hear My Mother’s Voice) by Mary Foulk

Torrential rain and wind. I wait again, drinking
chardonnay in the dark dining room. The ceiling
needs repainting. Flakes chip and fall... read more >

Short Story
Still Life
by Pam Wolfson

June 09, 2022

Alone now, I work in my studio every day. By the window, by the mad blue water on this summer evening, I draw a teapot and two onions. As I sketch the spout’s shadow with charcoal, my wife’s velvety voice fills my ears... read more >

Sex on the Beach
by Hillary Flynn

April 28, 2022

Sex on the Beach by Hillary Flyn

Before I went to rehab for the second time I dated a rich southern guy so comfortable with his masculinity that he wore bright pink polo shirts to nightclubs in the South Bronx. We met through a dating app where he swiped right on a profile I had made of a girl who looked like a more relatable version of me... read more >

by Tanya Grae

April 14, 2022

My gynecologist asks if others may watch
& I consent, already numb, why not?
There should be an audience for this end.

An antiphon could be written in the hum of machinery & whirr. My feet in cold metal
stirrups, my legs bent high in a squat... read more >

Ode To A Personal Boundary
by Heikki Huotari

June 16, 2022

Ode To A Personal Boundary by Heikki Huotari
You can't stand behind the president in camo and be
in the space force too. A convex combination of no atrophy, no
rigor mortis and no octopod...  read more >

The Memory Activists
by Jefferson Navicky

June 09, 2022

They knew surprisingly little about the world. At least in its current state of wireless access and passwords and data. Their purview went back further, deeper. Many led campaigns against the Memory Activists, the many for whom forgetting is a more advantageous pursuit. This included not only the expected governmental forces backed by clandestine power and fear... read more >

The 13th Element
by Taylor Miles

June 09, 2022

Nadia looked out at the scrap metal mountains in the yard. The two silver reflective stripes along the back of her neon orange jacket glowed in the sunset. She opened her mouth and bit down on a chip. Crunch, crunch. Tangy salt and vinegar sting, slight numbness of the tongue... read more >

by Marina Weiss

April 22, 2022

That morning light held
tight to the concrete. We threw
dirt on the feet

of the coffin lowering
to the grave... read more >

Book Review
Review: Chasing Homer
by László Krasznahorkai

April 14, 2022

Chasing Homer by László Krasznahorkai

Near the midpoint of László Krasznahorkai’s novella Chasing Homer, the unnamed narrator makes an assertion that broadly conveys the generative impulse behind the work’s circuitous, monological, and disconcertingly gripping style... read more >

Past Issues
  • 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 4 Volume IV, Issue 4

    Cover: Kelly McQuain, Interview: Philip Metres by Kelly McQuain, Art: Billy the Artist, Stephanie Hirsch, Charles Birnbaum, Fiction: Phineas Lambert and more

Fjords - Volume 5, Issue 1

Volume V, Issue 1

Rebecca Gayle Howell by Kelly McQuain
The Pelican Has Landed by Sean Yseult
Rebecca Gayle Howell by Kelly McQuain
Yasha de la Luna