Fjords Reviews

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  • Let’s talk about the hard stuff: Get Out by Jennifer Parker


Book Review
And Then
by Donald Breckenridge

April 27, 2017

And Then by Donald Breckenridge

‘She wants to know why he thinks her desire to travel is so ridiculous. He says that it isn’t ridiculous. She wants to know why he thinks her fantasies about escaping their everyday life are so unrealistic... read more >

Art Review
Cattelan the Perspectivist

March 24, 2017

Cattelan the Perspectivist

Multi-media sculptor Maurizio Cattelan is known for his conceptual prank art. He has taken things out of galleries instead of putting them in, dug holes in museum floors, used guards as pedalling exhibits and taped his Italian art dealer to the wall so he could merchandize himself... read more >

Book Review
Dear Everyone
by Matt Shears

February 27, 2017

 Dear Everyone by Matt Shears

The poet Naomi Shihab Nye in an interview said that “words can give you something back if you trust them, and if you know that you're not trying to proclaim things all the time, but you're trying to discover things.” Words take control of a poet, words lead... read more >

Monthly Verse
by Stacky Skolnik

April 20, 2017

what is the de
claration of in
what is the... read more >

Art Review
Teddy Thompson’s Ultimate Funeral Mix Tape

April 12, 2017

Teddy Thompson’s Ultimate Funeral Mix Tape

Amazing Grace - Aretha Franklin - Amazing Grace 1972
There is literally nobody in the history of recorded music I would rather hear singing Amazing Grace. This is almost a frenzied version, if something this slow can be called frenzied... read more >

Recommendations from a Former Poor Girl
by Kristin Keane

March 17, 2017

1. First you need to make sure none of the other girls knows it. This will require developing very technical skills. You will have to learn to fashion things to look the way they’re not, to forge things out of leftovers, to be resourceful. Like for instance straightening out the mouths of zippers when they become misaligned, small ragged teeth grating against one another... read more >

Poetry Review
Magic City Gospel
by Ashley M. Jones

February 24, 2017

Magic City Gospel by Ashley M. Jones

In a foreword to a selection of her work, Adrienne Rich offers the following reflection on her early writing life: “The learning of poetic craft was much easier than knowing what to do with it—with the powers, temptations, privileges, potential deceptions, and two-edged weapons of language” (emphasis mine)... 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

    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

Spring/Summer 2016

Tanya Grae

Danez Smith

Steve Miller

Junot Diaz

Ernesto Caivano

Jamie B. De Monte