Category Archives: Contributors’ Notes

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Jamie Quatro On Her Story, “Sinkhole”

Jamie Quatro’s story, “Sinkhole” first appeared in our Spring 2012 issue, guest edited by Nick Flynn. It will also be included in The O. Henry Prize Stories 2013, available September 2013.  “Sinkhole” opens with these lines: When the camp director introduces … Continue reading

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On Writing “Victoria Falls Hotel,” by Reese Okyong Kwon

Reese Okyong Kwon’s story, “Victoria Falls Hotel,” appears in our Winter 2012/13 issue, edited by Ladette Randolph and John Skoyles. I first came across a mention of the Korean phenomenon of fake funerals on Alexander Chee’s excellent blog, Koreanish. The … Continue reading

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On Writing “Telemetry,” by Matthew Neill Null

Matthew Neill Null’s story, “Telemetry,” appears in our Winter 2012/13 issue, edited by Ladette Randolph and John Skoyles. About ten years ago, I backpacked onto this mountain, the site of a logging ghost town, to do some fishing.  I hadn’t … Continue reading

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On Writing “Haloed Flotsam,” by David Thacker

David Thacker’s poem, “Haloed Flotsam,” appears in our Winter 2012/13 issue, edited by Ladette Randolph and John Skoyles. “Haloed Flotsam” is from a manuscript about pregnancy from a first-time father’s perspective. My wife and I have two daughters, and when … Continue reading

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On Writing “My Father in the Rustling Trees,” by James Crews

James Crews’s poem, “My Father in the Rustling Trees,” appears in our Winter 2012/13 issue, edited by Ladette Randolph and John Skoyles. This poem was written during my first winter in Lincoln, Nebraska—where it’s hard not to hear things in … Continue reading

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On Writing “Visit #1,” by Afaa Michael Weaver

Afaa Michael Weaver’s poem, “Visit #1,” appears in our Winter 2012/13 issue, edited by Ladette Randolph and John Skoyles. “Visit #1″ is a result of a concern I had for my son who, at one point, struggled with issues that are … Continue reading

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On Writing “A Hologram State of Mind” by Maria Terrone

Maria Terrone’s poem “A Hologram State of Mind” appears in our Winter 2012/13 issue, edited by Ladette Randolph and John Skoyles. As a poet and citizen of the 21st century, I have an ambivalent relationship with technology. Long resistant to … Continue reading

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On Writing “What the Desert Said” by Kimberly Meyer

Over the quiet Christmas week, a few of the contributors to our Fall 2012 issue, guest edited by Patricia Hempl, will look back and reflect on their work in the magazine. Today, Kimberly Meyer discusses her essay “What the Desert … Continue reading

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On Writing “Evil Tongue,” by Dani Shapiro

Over the quiet Christmas week, a few of the contributors to our Fall 2012 issue, guest edited by Patricia Hampl, will look back and reflect on their work in the magazine. Today, Dani Shapiro discusses her essay “Evil Tongue.” —Andrew Ladd, Blog … Continue reading

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A Q&A with Karolin Felix, Cover Artist of the first Pshares Single

The inaugural Pshares Single, Lady of the Burlesque Ballet by Timothy Schaffert, features cover art by Polish artist Karolin Felix. We chat with Karolin about her artistic practice, fairy tales and freak shows, and what happens to one of her … Continue reading

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