My essay “Eleven Kinds of Sky,” featured alongside striking photographs by Lisa M. Hamilton, is in the January/February issue of Orion. As always, lots of good stuff in this issue, including the first installment of Luis Alberto Urrea’s “Wastelander” column and a short story by Pam Houston.
My essay “Boys” is up this week at Ecotone!
Just got the new issue of Ecotone the other day, and with work by Mark Richard, Kevin Prufer, and Elizabeth Spires, as well as a striking series of photos by Magdalena Solé from the Mississippi Delta, a place near and dear to my heart, it’s really, really wonderful. I’m more than pleased my essay “Boys” is in there as well
My essay “All the Forces at Work Here” is up in the latest issue of Brevity, the always fascinating online journal of concise literary nonfiction.
I’m rather late with this, but my essay “My Mother’s Story, Retold and Annotated,” which won the 2010 Nonfiction Award, is up at the always beautifully-designed Briar Cliff Review.
I just learned that my essays “Out West,” originally published in Orion, and “You, All of You,” originally published in the Sun, both earned special mention in Pushcart Prize XXXIV: Best of the Small Presses.
I’m delighted to see my essay “Northern Pike” in the most recent issue of Harvard Review. Here’s a bit about the review from their website:
In 1986 Stratis Haviaras, then Curator of the Woodberry Poetry Room of the Harvard College Library, founded a quarterly periodical called Erato. The purpose of this publication was to publicize the activities of the Poetry Room and create a new forum for discussion of current literary matters and events. The first issue of Erato, which was four pages long, featured a poem by Seamus Heaney, a short piece on Louis Simpson, and a news item from Harvard University Press. Tipped into the issue were three loose-leaf pages of book reviews, including reviews of works by Joseph Brodsky, Marguerite Duras, and Richard Ford.
Within three years the book review section had grown to over thirty pages and the publication was renamed Harvard Book Review. In 1992 Haviaras launched Harvard Review, a perfect-bound journal of over 200 pages, published semi-annually and incorporating the old Harvard Book Review. The purpose of the new journal was to foster the work of new writers, provide a forum for criticism of new literary works, and present the finest poetry and short fiction being written. In 2000 Haviaras retired from Harvard and Christina Thompson was appointed editor. At the same time, Houghton Library assumed administrative responsibility for the review.
In the nearly two decades since it was launched, Harvard Review has emerged as a major American literary journal with an eclectic mix of contributors in a wide variety of genres and styles. Contributors to the journal include: Arthur Miller, Joyce Carol Oates, Seamus Heaney, Jorie Graham, John Updike, John Ashbery, Alice Hoffman, and Gore Vidal, as well as those who are making their literary debut. Recent selections have been anthologized in: Best American Essays 2010, 2009, 2004, and 2003, Best American Poetry 2008, 2006, and 2002, Best American Short Stories 2005 and 2003, Best American Mystery Stories 2006, Best New Poets 2008, Pushcart Prize Anthology 2004 and 2001.
My essay “My Mother’s Story: Retold and Annotated” is featured in this year’s edition of The Briar Cliff Review, which has to be one of the most beautifully-designed and -produced literary journals in the country!