Fjords Reviews

BOOK REVIEW
POETRY
The Hush before the Animals Attack
by Carol Matos

The Hush before the Animals Attack

September 25, 2014

Carol Matos explores the multitude haunting pauses which rob language and make any spoken sentiment empty in her wonderful collection The Hush before the Animals Attack. The speakers in her collection do not reflect upon the chosen quiet instances in life, the deliberate silent states brought on by reflection or convention...
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MONTHLY FLASH
Dogs Without Men
by Steve Wade

September 18, 2014

The alpha female made her way along the worn track by the river. In her jaws a live thing. The pack members picked up the scent and the sounds. They rushed to greet her.

She stopped, dropped the creature into the hardened earth, and reminded them of her dominant rank. With her hackles bunched, her ears erect, and her lips curled back, she snarled. The young animal between her paws squalled... read more >

Fjords - Art Cinema

POETRY
REGINA DERIEVA, IN MEMORIAM,
by Frederick Smock

REGINA DERIEVA, IN MEMORIAM

September 18, 2014

The Russian-born poet Regina Derieva, who passed away several months ago, lived an intriguing life. In the old Soviet Union, Regina’s poetry earned her the disapproval of state authorities. The KGB kept tabs on her. She was accepted into the Union of Writers only upon the advent of glasnost, Mikhail Gorbachev’s policy of ‘openness.’...
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FILM
What We Do in the Shadows,
directed by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi, 2014
by Raqi Syed

What We Do in the Shadows

September 11, 2014

It used to be the case that parody was the final signifier by which a genre had become so ubiquitous, its conventions so overplayed, that the only way in which the genre could continue on for another cycle was to spiral in on itself... read more >

Past Issues
CURRENT ISSUE
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
Sarah Palin Erased

INTERVIEW
Phillip Gross

SHORT STORY
Erik Martiny

ESSAY
Jeffrey Skinner

ART
Paul Kolker