Spring 2014 Issue

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401 Flat CoverWe are very excited to announce the publication of our Spring 2014 issue, featuring poetry and prose compiled by guest editor Jean Thompson. This issue includes the work of several award-winning writers, including prose by Jennifer Haigh and Kim Chinquee and poetry by Campbell McGrath, James Kimbrell, and Ronald Wallace.

Acclaimed novelist and short-story writer Jean Thompson (The Year We Left Home) guest-edits this issue of prose and poetry. As she writes in her introduction, “The thing that gives me hope for the enterprise of writing is the incredible variety and vigor of the terrain.” With poets ranging from Erin Belieu to the Uruguayan Tatiana Oroño, and stories that move from the eerie (Peter Rock’s dreamlike story of a mysterious stalker, “Go-Between”) to the comic (Elizabeth McCracken’s story “Hungry,” about an overweight young girl) to the tragic (Dan Chaon’s “What Happened to Us,” about a family transformed by fostering a disturbed child), Thompson’s issue celebrates writers as they “grapple or dance with the world we live in, reflect or distort it, embrace or escape it.”

The issue also features Jesse Lee Kercheval’s Plan B essay about learning to play the accordion (“Welcome to Hell”), and an exploration of Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities by John Domini.

We are thrilled to share the work of these astonishing writers with you. The Spring issue has been mailed to our subscribers, and is available in book stores on online today. You can purchase single copies or subscribe by visiting www.pshares.org.