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An interview with Billy Collins about his new book, the unconventional sketch art of W. Craghead III, and the black and white paintings of Victor Ekpuk appear alongside short stories by Barbara Haas and critic Erik Martiny. Russian poet Mikhail Yeryomin is translated by J. Kates. Introducing poet Dani DiCenzo alongside new poetry from Phillip Fried, Drusilla NicGowan, Donelle Dreese, Clay Cantrell, Bruce Robinson, Scott Laudati, Jessica Jewell, Kristina Blaine, Noel sloboda, Clifford Brooks, and two prose pieces by Ori Fienberg; a fantastic creative non-fiction piece by Kimberly Hawlena and an essay on Apollinaire's one line poem by Frederick Smock are in the issue, too. The books Bad Daughter by Sarah Gorham, Woman Without Umbrella by Victoria Redel, Hummingbrid by John Wall Barger and a recent exhibition of Felix Gonzalex-Torres work in Seoul, South Korea are reviewed.

Essay

Et I'unique cordeau des trompettes marine". On Apolliaire's Famous One-Line Poem
by Frederick Smock

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About Frederick Smock

Fjords Review, Frederick Smock Frederick Smock is associate professor of English at Bellarmine University, in Louisville. His new book of poems is The Bounteous World (Broadstone).

Prose

The Death of Typos
The Origins of Masonry

by Ori Fienberg

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About Ori Fienberg

Fjords Review, Ori Fienberg By day I work as the Tutor Coordinator for Northeastern University's College of Professional Studies. My writing has been published in many journals including The Cincinnati Review, Diagram, the Mid-American Review, and Subtropics. At night, I count Iowans to fall asleep at.

Creative Non-fiction

Hunger & Satisfaction
by Kimberly Hawlena

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About Kimberly Hawlena

Fjords Review,  Kimberly Hawlena Kimberly Hawlena graduated in 2008 with an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars, where she was the recipient of the Lucy Grealy Scholarship for nonfiction. Her writing has appeared in ROAR magazine and the Improper Bostonian, among others. She works in publishing as an editorial supervisor, and lives in a very old house in coastal Massachusetts.

Poetry in Translation

21st Century Russian Poet Fyodorovich Yeryomin

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1972
1980

translated by J.Kates

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About Sarah J.Kates

J. Kates is a poet and literary translator who lives in Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire.

Poetry

Advice from a Shrew
by Noel Sloboda

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About Noel Sloboda

Fjords Review, Noel Sloboda Noel Sloboda is the author of the poetry collection Shell Games as well as several chapbooks. He has also published a book about Edith Wharton and Gertrude Stein. Sloboda teaches at Penn State York and serves as dramaturg for the Harrisburg Shakespeare Company.

Two Old Men
A Wedding

by Clifford Brooks

First Time
by Kristina Blaine

For the Ravens
by Drusilla NicGowan

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About Drusilla NicGowan

Fjords Review, Drusilla NicGowan Drusilla NicGowan just received her MFA in poetry at North Carolina State University. She has had several poems published recently and won Honorable Mention in NCSU's Academy of American Poets Award. She is now back at her home in Tennessee, reunited with her husband, two cats, and three Great Danes.

Laughing Buddha
by Donelle Dreese

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About Donelle Dreese

Fjords Review, Donelle Dreese Donelle Dreese is the author of two poetry collections: A Wild Turn (Finishing Line Press), and Looking for a Sunday Afternoon (Pudding House Publications). Her poetry and fiction have appeared in publications such as Quiddity International, Hospital Drive, Appalachian Heritage, Runes, Gulf Stream Magazine, Journal of Microliterature, Gadfly Online, and ISLE . She is an Associate Professor of English at Northern Kentucky University.

Submission:Guidelines or How to submit to :aNalepsis
by Bruce Robinson

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About Bruce Robinson

Fjords Review, Bruce Robinson He owes the library 60 cents. The library trusts that he's good for it, and he's grateful for that. Recent work has appeared in Prism Review and the Brooklyner, and any day now, Cream City Review.

grit
by Scott Laudati

 

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About Scott Laudati

Fjords Review, Scott Laudati Scott Laudati lives in New Jersey with his boxer Satine. Visit http://www.ScottLaudati.com

The Interview
by Jessica Jewell

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About Jessica Jewell

Fjords Review, Jessica Jewell Jessica Jewell is the program coordinator for the Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Nimrod, Cider Press Review, the American Poetry Journal, Harpur Palate, Copper Nickel, Rhino, Barn Owl Review and Poetry Midwest, among others. Her chapbook, Slap Leather, was published by dancing girl press in 2011.

Canticles
by Phillip Fried

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About Phillip Fried

Fjords Review, Phillip Fried A Poetry Editor for the Pinch literary journal, Clay is pursuing an MFA in Poetry at the University of Memphis. Some of his work is published in Chrysalis and others are forthcoming in other journals. He is also an experimental folk musician, and has recently released an album through the New York label House of Alchemy. Another release will happen in the spring. You can check out Clay's tunes at his bandcamp page: http://claycantrell.bandcamp.com/

Artist

All Fingers Are Not Equal
Market Day
You Be Me I Be You

by Victor Ekpuk

A Visual Story
by W. Craghead III

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About W. Craghead III

Fjords Review, W. Craghead III W. Craghead III lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA with his wife and two daughters.

He likes to make pictures, has exhibited his work internationally and has published many works including the Xeric Grant winning Speedy and several collaborations with poets and writers. His book HOW TO BE EVERYWHERE was named one of the best comics of 2007 by The Comics Journal. Craghead received an MFA in 1996 from the University of Texas at Austin and a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia in 1993, and attended the Skowhegan School in 1993.

Interview

Interview with Poet Billy Collins
by Mary "Casey" Martin

Short Story

The Wilderness
We Can't Contain

by Barbara Haas

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About Barbara Haas

Essays and stories of mine have appeared in The Hudson Review, American Literary Review, The North American Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, The Antioch Review, Glimmer Train & most recently The Wapsipinicon Almanac (a nonfiction essay.) I have received an NEA Fellowship, my M.F.A. is from UC-Irvine—and I teach in the Creative Writing & Environment M.F.A. program © Iowa State University.

Santorius
by Erik Matiny

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About Erik Martiny

Fjords Reviews - Erik Martiny Erik Martiny's reviews have appeared in London Magazine and The Times Literary Supplement. He lives in France.

About the Poetry

About "Canticles"
by Phillip Fried

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About Phillip Fried

Fjords Review, Phillip Fried A Poetry Editor for the Pinch literary journal, Clay is pursuing an MFA in Poetry at the University of Memphis. Some of his work is published in Chrysalis and others are forthcoming in other journals. He is also an experimental folk musician, and has recently released an album through the New York label House of Alchemy. Another release will happen in the spring. You can check out Clay's tunes at his bandcamp page: http://claycantrell.bandcamp.com/

Books in Review

Woman Without Umbrella & Bad Daughter
Hummingbird

by Jacqueline Kolosov