“I’m always listening for the story and looking for ways to fill in around it; listening to the characters and trying to make the language lift and support them.”
Volume XXXVIII | Number 3
Selections from our latest issue available now:
Poetry from the special Nature’s Nature feature by Melissa Ginsburg, Laura Kasischke, Benjamin Landry, and Philip Metres
And a story by Gregory Spatz
The Winners of the 2016 KR Short Fiction Contest, Why We Chose It by David Baker, and more!
“Let me give some advice, but promise to forget it after you read it. The best writing advice is very much like the worst writing advice.”
From The Compendium of Romantic Words: Howl
Verb; noun. Notable for its compact muscularity,
as a wolf’s haunches double up to spring
and then the red carnage. The word looks like
the open mouth that sings it, and an open mouth
is, of course, an infini entendre of possibility.
Listen, it was in his twenty-seventh year that my poor brother Gael—the red sheep of the family, which is why Papa had sent him up the mountain to think some more of it all in the divided house of our…
Early morning three times a week we gather at the shallow end, young and old and not-quite-old, black, white, Asian, Hispanic, Noreen and Vivian and True Love (yes that’s her true
Ryan MacDonald’s haunting collection of stories, The Observable Characteristics of Organisms,
Gregory Spatz’s most recent book publications are the novel Inukshuk and short story collection Half as Happy. Recent awards include a 2012 NEA Fellowship in Literature and a Washington State Book Award. He directs and teaches in the MFA program…
The Winners of the 2016 KR Short Fiction Contest, Why We Chose It by David Baker, and much more!
Why We Chose It by Natalie Shapero, KR celebrates National Poetry Month, and more!
Why We Chose it by Editor at Large Katharine Weber, highlights from the new Mar/Apr issue, and more!