Fjords Reviews

  • Core of the Sun by Johanna Sinisalo
  • The Life of the Party: In conversation with Tin House’s Rob Spillman on his new memoir All Tomorrow’s Parties
  • SELFISH by Heather Zises


What happens in the dark
by Rachel Mead

April 28, 2016

New Pelion campsite, Overland Track, Tasmania - Day 3

The night is a bedlam of black market activity.
Wind takes the trees by the collar and shakes them down for change.
Wombats crunch on button grass like Mafioso on cigar stubs... read more >

with Esther Naor
By Marly Youmans

Reviewed by Joe Manning

April 7, 2016

Interview with Esther Naor

In her fourteenth and most recent book, poet and novelist Marly Youmans reconfigures the life of pulp fiction author, and creator of Conan the Barbarian, Robert E. Howard into an exploration of the creative impulse, and a pilgrimage into the labyrinthine heart of Story itself... read more >

In the wild
by Rachel Mead

March 25, 2016

To Lake Windermere, Overland Track, Tasmania – Day 2

The light falls wildly over everything
and I can’t decide if we’re pilgrims or vagrants.
Newly attuned to the tension of my body’s wires,
shy tendons and muscles introduce themselves
and I’m sure I’ve discovered a new species of thirst...
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Everything You Need
by John Scott Dewey

March 17, 2016

Around 10:15 that night Lorraine returned home from her dinner shift with a stack of Styrofoam boxes—chicken fingers and fries, courtesy of the cook staff. She dropped her keys and food on the kitchen table, beside an open page of her Hurst Review... read more >

Short Story
by Damon Barta

April 14, 2016

I turn the bolt, slide the chain, and twist the tab. By the time I get to the knob, I know that he's heard the thud, the tinkle, the click, and that he's identified the source of each. Not only does he know that the door is being unlocked, he can visualize the specific mechanics that correspond to the sounds...  read more >

Jamaican Honeymoon
by D.G. Gels

April 7, 2016

Tomorrow your footprints will be raked clean,
But today you are floating in the pool
With a frozen Pina Colada...
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by John Leland

Reviewed by Brennan Burnside

March 25, 2016

Poetry, Fireflies by John Leland

When I read John Leland’s Fireflies, I felt the guttural tug of Samuel Coleridge’s definition of elegy: that “the poet…presents everything as lost and gone or absent and future.” In Leland’s poems, the “lost and gone,” and “the absent and future” are speakers lavishing and languishing in the irresolution of the present moment... read more >

April: Boro Zebebe
by James Sherry

March 31, 2016

“Doesn’t know how to Talk, Doesn't Drink,
Doesn't Smoke,
Doesn't chase Women...  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

    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

Chen Chen

Noah Becker

Chris Belden

Elisa Wolf

Jay Varner