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excerpt from FIEBRE TROPICAL by Juliana Delgado Lopera

I met the Pastores at Iglesia Cristiana Jesucristo Redentor two days after we landed. To my surprise the church was a room, a room, inside The Hyatt a few blocks from our house. Was I the only one appalled by its lack of holiness? Did Mami wave her estrato like a flag of entitlement and […]

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THREE POEMS by avery r. young

new testament i. in temple   mudda:              boy!!!!!!!                              gonna make my hair fall                              worryin if yo life                              still on dis side                              of groun(d)                              us been three day(s)                              lookin fo u                              u in herr                              runnin                              yo mouf hey-zeus:          dunno y                              u worryin                              bout me                              u know                              whatchu had me fo                              i handlin                              my father                              bidness mudda:              my God!!!!!   […]

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FWR Monthly: August 2015

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The idea of voice has been hot on my mind lately. I think the ongoing work of folks like Amanda Johnston (one of the founders of Black Poets Speak Out), has made me think closely about how I move through the world…

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Ghosting, Invisibility and the Erasure of Particular Bodies: A Spell by Chris Abani

Introduction by Poetry Editor Nathan McClain: At our 20th annual Cave Canem Retreat last week, I learned that a camera, no matter how good a camera, is mechanical. This sounds like a simple statement, I know, but what it means is that a camera doesn’t see what you see; a camera only sees what’s in front […]

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ON THE PHOTOGRAPH: AN INTERVIEW with Rachel Eliza Griffiths

from FWR Poetry Editor Nathan McClain: While at Cave Canem, I had the opportunity to chat with, and interview, poet and photographer Rachel Eliza Griffiths on the functionality and nature of photography and, more specifically, how aspects of the gaze and engagement contribute to a photo’s overall work. Her responses were far too wonderful and […]

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TWO POEMS by Sierra Golden

LIGHT BOAT n. A small fishing boat equipped with several 1,000-watt light bulbs hung from aluminum shades to attract squid to commercial fishing grounds. Jesse isn’t really a pirate, but the Coast Guard thinks so when he calls to say he found a body. It doesn’t matter that she’s still alive, so cold she stopped […]

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TWO SHORT STORIES by Kevin McIlvoy

The Luthier’s mother’s mouth’s openness The Luthier’s mother’s mouth’s openness, her hands’ finger’s tremblings, her red hair’s fires’ warnings. It’s what you saw if you were making your last visit to her ever. You were the Luthier’s mother’s Possession when you walked into her son’s guitars’ home, in which son and mother also lived together […]

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Four Way Review Homepage Image Attribution

“FWR Monthly: May 2015″: By New York World-Telegram and the Sun staff photographer: Twachtman, Phyllis, photographer. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons “Stephanie Says” by Alain Park: “DelMarbyDavidFairrington Oil2011″ by David Fairrington – http://www.flickr.com/photos/fairrington/6340472897/. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:DelMarbyDavidFairrington_Oil2011.jpg#/media/File:DelMarbyDavidFairrington_Oil2011.jpg “Line Drawings” by Weston Cutter: By Aconcagua (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC […]

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ARTWORK by Krithika Sathyamurthy

Back to Issue 7 krithikasathyamurthy.com

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Take Four: An Interview with Joseph Haske

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In this installment of “Take Four,” we speak with Issue 4 contributor Joseph D. Haske about narrative structure, blood feuds, drinking, and the pleasures of writing in and about Michigan’s U.P.

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