Fiction: The Lone Ranger and Don Quixote JoustBy Ben Gore
A cowboy hero, lost in the modern world of the 1950s, turns outlaw and escapes a massive, high-tech posse only to be flattened by a tractor trailer hauling toilets, emblazoned with the nihilistic slogan “America Builds For . . .”
Rudolph Delson with Yael Korman
Right before turning thirty, Rudolph Delson left law to compose and complete his first novel Maynard and Jennica which, like its author, proved to be ambitious.
Fiction: Angels Among UsBy Carol Wierzbicki
Two angels masquerade as a hair stylist and a head attendant at the Sunnyside nursing home in Hog Temple, Texas.
Poetry: Labyrinthine FugesBy Christopher Leland Winks
The sensibility that emerges from Cuban poet José Kozer’s labyrinthine, exuberant, questing poetry—generously sampled in this superbly produced and translated bilingual edition—can be described as attuned.
Nonfiction: Play OnBy Sarah Todd
What is music for? If most pleasurable activities have an evolutionary basis, then the joy we find in both violin concertos and Kelly Clarkson anthems must be rooted in a practical purpose.
Fiction: The Bleak LifeBy Lynn Crawford
“In the beginning was the word and the word was mud” (John1:1). This quote prefaces Good Brother, by Peter Markus, detailing characters living and surviving in a particular, diminished landscape.
Fiction: My Name is LilyBy Lisa Kunik
You board a train, only to learn after its left the station that the tracks that lie ahead havent been bolted down. You speed along, wondering when the train will derail and how bad the wreck will be.
Fiction: Rain & RevolutionBy Primwatee Groover
Caspian Rain by Gina B. Nahai is the story of twelve year old Yaas. Shes born to a mother who grew up in the slums of South Tehran, one block from the old Jewish ghetto; her father is the son of wealthy Iranian Jews.
Poetry RoundupBy Jeffrey Cyphers Wright
Stephen Paul Miller, Skinny Eighth Avenue; Eileen Tabios, Dredging for Atlantis ; Edited by Murat Nemet-Nejat, Eda: An Anthology of Contemporary Turkish Poetry (Talisman House, 2004)