Issue 3. June 2013.
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Hawaiian Blues


Patricia Smith is a 2008 National Book Award finalist, winner of the Hurston-Wright Legacy Award in Poetry, the Carl Sandburg Literary Award, and the National Poetry Series award.  Patricia Smith is a four-time individual National Poetry Slam champion and appeared in the 1996 documentary SlamNation.   Smith has had work selected to appear in both "Best American Poetry" and "Best American Essays." In 2006, she was inducted into the International Literary Hall of Fame for Writers of African Descent, and she was the recipient of both McDowell and Yadoo fellowships.  She has published 6 books of poetry including Blood Dazzler, a finalist for the National Book Award, and her latest, Shoulda Been Jimi Savannah.


RCA O’Neal is twenty-two years old. He enjoys Baroque music, fencing, travel, swing dance, and Graham Greene. He has played violin since the age of four and composes in the Baroque style. This story is the fifth chapter from a novel in progress titled Moments from the Life of James Fontaine, which is a modern retelling of Perceval Ou le Conte Du Graal, by Chrétien de Troyes, with elements also taken from Malory’s Le Morte D’Arthur.

Andrew Pham is a Whiting Writer and a Guggenheim Fellow. He is the winner of the Kiriyama Prize and is a  National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist.  His books Catfish and Mandala and The Eaves of Heaven. have been include on eight Top Ten Books of the Year lists.   He is also the translator of Last Night I Dreamed of Peace. He the founder of Spoonwiz, an online publishing platform created by writers for writers.