Issue 10. Summer 2015.

Cover & Table of Contents.


Online Features.



Peter Rudolph is a painter and art dealer who divides his time between the Philadelphia area and Maine. He owns art gallery in both places. He studied at Syracuse Univeristy and at Tyler School of Art, and holds an MFA from the University of Pennsylvania where he studied with several artists including Alex Katz. In Springs, on Long Island, he worked with Willem de Kooning. His paintings and prints suggest vital forces of the natural world, and his current abstractions developed from nearly abstract landscapes he had been painting in Maine for many years.




Beckian Fritz Goldberg is the author of several volumes of poetry, including Body Betrayer, In the Badlands of Desire, Never Be the Horse, The Book of Accident,  and Lie Awake Lake. Her poetry has appeared in Harper's, The American Poetry Review, The Best American Poetry 1995, and Field. She has been awarded the Theodore Roethke Poetry Prize and a Pushcart Prize. She currently teaches at Arizona State University.

Joe Meno is a fiction writer who lives in Chicago. He is the winner of the Nelson Algren Literary Award, a Pushcart Prize, and the Great Lakes Book Award, and was a finalist for the Story Prize. He is the best-selling author of six novels including Hairstyles of the Damned and The Boy Detective Fails, and is a professor at Columbia College Chicago in the creative writing department. His latest novel, Marvel and a Wonder, was published in September 2015.

Elizabeth McKenzie is the editor of My Postwar Life: New Writing from Japan and Okinawa, and was the recipient of the Japan-US Friendship Commission Creative Artist Fellowship. Her novel The Portable Veblen is forthcoming from Penguin Press in 2016, and her short fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and Best American Nonrequired Reading.

Philip Gabriel is Professor of Japanese literature in the Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Arizona. He has translated many novels and short stories by the writer Haruki Murakami, inlcuding Kafka on the Shore, 1Q84, and most recently, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage, which debuted at #1 on The New York Times bestseller list. Gabriel is recipient of the Japan-US Friendship Commission Prize for his translation of Senji Kuroi's Life in the Cul-de-Sac.