Fjords Reviews

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    Nature's Confession
    Science Fiction Novel by J.L. Morin

    Reviewed by Mary Woodbury

    March 26, 2015

    J.L. Morin's Nature's Confession is a classic science fiction novel, pertinent to modern times. This epic spacetime romp has two teens—a mixed-race, fourteen-year-old, simply named "Boy", and his half-sister Kenza, along with their parents—trying to save planet Earth... read more >

    Nature's Confession by J.L. Morin


by Amanda [Ngoho] Reavey

March 26, 2015

      -  What are you thinking?
      -  About home. I don’t know why I’m here; it’s time
         to pick the mangoes.
      -  I paid. You’re here now. Get used to it.

The closer you look, the more you’ll see how less she is, how many gaps there are in a history. We look at textbooks to read about the social implications of a dictatorship and find erasure... read more >

Agreed Upon Logic
By Charlie Weeks

March 19, 2015

Agreed Upon Logic by Charlie Weeks

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Reviewed by AK Afferez

March 12, 2015


“Strings attached” has us thinking about constraints and control. Something that implies conditions to be respected, perhaps even a latent threat. Images of puppetry and almost invisible influences. String Theory, if we’re physics-inclined. Diane DeCillis revisits these semantics, exploring the connections... read more >

A Glazed Moment of Confusion (words)
By Charlie Weeks

March 05, 2015

Photoem A Glazed Moment of Confusion (words) by Charlie Weeks

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Midnight in Siberia
by David Greene

Reviewed by Alexandra Grabbe

March 19, 2015

Midnight in Siberia by David Greene

NPR’s Morning Edition host David Greene invites anyone curious about modern-day Russia to join him on a 6000-mile journey through a snowy landscape, from Yaroslav to Vladivostok, in his first book, Midnight in Siberia... read more >

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March 12, 2015


Fjords’ first Special Edition supports the art and literary community of black American authors. The edition is Guest edited by BOA A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize Winner Geffrey Davis. He writes in the editor’s letter, “When I first began curating artwork for this Black American Edition of Fjords Review, I felt the expected anxiety over the dirty, unavoidable politics of choice; however, it didn’t take long for that selfish worry to be replaced by something more urgent. Suddenly, the selection process was difficult for different reasons...
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Monthly Verse
Iliac Furrow
by Robert A. Kaufman

March 12, 2015


roethke knew a woman

anagnorisis between lines

penciled by freyja...

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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

Annie Christain

Aurelie Sheehan

Julia Fine

Kirk Nesset

Curated by Owen Duffy