295.3 Summer Issue 2010
As we do at this time each year, this issue celebrates Hispanic American Heritage Month, with work by writers Chantel Acevedo, Rafael Campo, Suzanne Frischkorn, and Steven Ramirez, as well as artist José Guajardo. Our Synecdoche column for the first time reviews only fiction, featuring Hispanic American writers A. Lee Martinez and Aaron Michael Morales.
This is also our summer fiction issue, featuring swatches of stories from the old-fashioned charm and moment-to-moment reality of Joanne Zimmerman to the more ephemeral and strange worlds of Ramirez and Silas Dent Zobal. We may have fewer pages than we had in the past (because of Iowa’s fiscal problems), but we trust you’ll enjoy the fine stories splashed before you.
Sadly, Ron Sandvik, our managing editor, is leaving the NAR for grad school (more below).We welcome Rick Natale in his place. Rick has already established a Web store (an idea Ron wanted for years) as well as an electronic submission portal—see our new submission guidelines. Both are available at our website, <northamericanreview.org>. See also Rick’s Past Perfect column in this issue.
Well, go write some stories down by the pool. Rock ’n’ roll.
Table of Contents
Untitled [archival pigment print] • Matthew Knight
Untitled [digital photo montage] • Marty Gotera
Inside Joan Crawford’s Closet [ink wash] • Jess Fink
Untitled [mixed media] • José Guajardo
My Body as The Tropicana Nightclub, 1952 • Suzanne Frischkorn
The Last Cigarette • John Davis
Advice, for Me, on Ironing • Gary Fincke
Why Chromosomes • Scott Provence
Classical • Ronald Wallace
Shopping at Super Target with Death • Eric Charles Hansen
Answers the Lake Gave • William Johnson
Trees • Rafael Campo
The Poets Agree Not to Talk About Money • David Wagoner
An Angry Lover’s Alphabet • Chantel Acevedo