Fjords Reviews

  • Short Story
    Quality Snacks
    by Andy Mozina

    Review by Gareth Spark

    April 17, 2015

    "Quality Snacks" (Wayne State University Press, 2014) is the second collection of Andy Mozina's short stories. His first, "The Women Were Leaving the Men" won the Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award, and his fiction has appeared in numerous reputable journals... read more >

    Short story - Quality Snacks - Andy Mozina

Monthly Verse
by Marco Maisto

April 09, 2015

Monthly Verse - echo by Marco Maisto

before the startling
        of an overheard

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

Reviewed by Mary Woodbury

March 26, 2015

Nature's Confession by J.L. Morin

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 >

Agreed Upon Logic
By Charlie Weeks

March 19, 2015

Agreed Upon Logic by Charlie Weeks

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Get a Digital Copy Now, Print Later and Put it in all of our Bookstores

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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Directed by Robert Altman, 1980

Reviewed by Raqi Syed

April 02, 2015

Popeye - Directed by Robert Altman

The first thing I learned in film school was this: when introducing yourself in class, name your road to Damascus; the film that started it all for you. Acceptable answers are Star Wars, Jaws, Breathless, Persona. Any Truffaut film would do, and the second [or fifth] Star Wars was preferable...
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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 >

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 >

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