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301.3 Summer Issue 2016

301.3 Summer Issue 2016

301.3 Summer Issue 2016 Cover

Welcome to the summer fiction issue. Teresa Milbrodt returns with another story about dislocation: a woman struggles with diminished eyesight; her partner suffers indignities as a parking lot attendant. This is her sixth story in NAR. Congratulations! Aimee Parkison makes her first appearance in our pages with a haunting, fractured story about abduction, murder, and loss. “Three Fish” by R. G. Rolland explores the intersection between artistic potential and desire. The stunning art for this piece is from newcomer Matt Manley and captures the story's discord.


This issue also recognizes Hispanic Heritage Month with a nonfiction piece by Christopher Gonzales, a poem by José Angel Araguz, a review of Martín Espada’s Vivas to Those Who Have Failed by Edward Carvalho, and artwork by Vlad Alvarez.


With this issue we say goodbye to our eight-year nonfiction editor, Kim Groninga. Under her editorship, several nonfiction pieces landed in Best American Essays. Kim shares some parting thoughts, “What I will cher-ish more about my time at NAR is all the gorgeous pieces of writing I was lucky to read and share. Hundreds of startling ideas, new images, and strings of perfect prose now live in my memory just waiting to be re-called.” Kim’s keen eye and caring heart will be missed in the office.


We would like to welcome our new nonfiction editor, Brooke Wonders to NAR. Brooke debuted in our pages two years ago with “Skinwalk: A Dissection.” She is an accomplished writer of fiction and creative nonfici-ton. Her work has appeared in DIAGRAM, Clarkesworld, Brevity, and The Collagist. We look forward to her contributions to the magazine. Enjoy!

              —GT & SC

Art

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New World Symphony [monotype] • Gary Kelley

Untitled [digital] • Vlad Alvarez

Untitled [digital] • Ethan Bifano

Untitled [digital] • Jeannie Phan

Untitled [pen, ink, & digital] • Anthony Ventura

Untitled [digital mixed media] • Matt Manley

Fiction

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Parking Spaces • Teresa Milbrodt

Scenes from a Life of Sport • Robert Shuster

On Flooded Roads • Aimee Parkison

Coyote's Song • Jarrod Barry

Three Fish  • R. G. Rolland

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Body, Language • Laura Legge

Return of the Lost Son • Christopher Gonzales

Poetry

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For Your Birthday • Eric Paul Shaffer

Faith • Lauren Schmidt

The Four Wishes • Eugene Dubnov / Tr. Anne Stevenson and Eugene Dubnov 

The Catechesis, Redacted • Kimberly Burwick

Franco's Stolen Babies • Kimberly Burwick

Near-Elegy for Brother James • Michele Leavitt

Promise • Richard Jackson

January Studies • Christopher Bolin

My Daughter's Hands • Katy D'Angelo

Looking for What is Unavailable, You May Find What You Will Take Home • Jeff Mock

Stitched • Jose Angel Araguz

White Wolf • Stephen Haven

Reconciliation • Leona Sevick

Sliding House • Dan Rosenberg

Bassinet • Dan Rosenberg

Emily Dickinson's War Poetry • Catherine Stearns

In the Lululemon Window • Catherine Stearns

And Yet, • Charles Harper Webb

The New American Painters • Christopher Brean Murray

Miscellany

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From the Editors

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