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FWR Monthly: August 2015


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)…

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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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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 – Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons – “Line Drawings” by Weston Cutter: By Aconcagua (Own work) [GFDL ( or CC […]

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ARTWORK by Krithika Sathyamurthy

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Take Four: An Interview with Joseph Haske


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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