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303.1 Winter Issue 2018

303.1 Winter Issue 2018

303.1 Cover - Art by Gary Kelley

With this issue we proudly present a collection of works in translation curated by Joyelle McSweeney. Our hopes with these twenty-three pages is to open up our magazine to even greater inclusivity and to shorten cultural gaps, borders, and differences. Additionally, we debut longtime contributing editor Robert L. King’s fiction, “Rapport,” a pleasing dramedy of twenty-first century manners with a strong narrative voice. Poet Richard Jackson makes another appearance; his first was in Spring 1969, the first issue published at UNI. “Noir Girl: An Essay in Two Takes” by Andrew Farkas leads the issue with nonfiction by a self-proclaimed social misfit. Olive, another social misfit, is the protagonist in our first Pulp Fiction Prize-winning book, Black Fin, by Mary Frisbee, now available on our website. Congratulations on capturing what we were seeking: “a respect for the past but a move into the present.” We are taking submissions for our next literary crime novel at www.northamericanreview.org. 
Season’s Greetings!                                                                                    —GT & SC

 

Art

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Ispirare [mixed media] • Gary Kelley

Untitled [digital] • Jeannie Phan

The Mirror of Melacholy [pen and ink] • Anthony Ventura

Seeing It All [ink and digital] • Eric Piatkowski

Fiction

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Rapport • Robert L. King

The Mirror of Melancholy •
Alejandro Pizarnik / Tr. Yvette Siegert

Spider&SpiderMeetPigs •  Yi Sang / Tr. Don Mee Choi and Joyelle McSweeney

Nonfiction

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Noir Girl: An Essay in Two Takes • Andrew Farkas

The World Upside Down, or the Empire of the Signs Revisited • Maryse Conde / Tr. Nathanael

 

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The Warmth of Winter • Kurt Heinzelman

Floating • Richard Jackson

Search Party • Layne Ransom

Hardening of the American Heart • Jim Daniels

Songs to Daniel • Minerva Reynosa / Tr. Stalina Emmanuelle Villarreal

Songs to Daniel • Minerva Reynosa / Tr. Stalina Emmanuelle Villarreal

Writingness • Minerva Reynosa / Tr. Stalina Emmanuelle Villarreal

Ivoreous • Minerva Reynosa / Tr. Stalina Emmanuelle Villarreal

Odor Alteration • Minerva Reynosa / Tr. Stalina Emmanuelle Villarreal

New Seeds • Nadia Anjuman / Tr. Diana Arterian and Marina Omar

Bemt • Nadia Anjuman / Tr. Diana Arterian and Marina Omar

My World • Nadia Anjuman / Tr. Diana Arterian and Marina Omar

Your Arrival is My Light! • Nadia Anjuman / Tr. Diana Arterian and Marina Omar

[the wolf is pleased with time] • Ali Karbasi / Tr. Alizera Taheri Araghi

[all died] • Ali Karbasi / Tr. Alizera Taheri Araghi

[can you write me a story] • Ali Karbasi / Tr. Alizera Taheri Araghi

[and my crown] • Ali Karbasi / Tr. Alizera Taheri Araghi

The Bikers Burn Alive • Linda Maria Baros / Tr. Zachary Anderson

Exhaust Pipe • Linda Maria Baros / Tr. Zachary Anderson

The Biker Has a Speedometer Nailed to His Forehead • Linda Maria Baros / Tr. Zachary Anderson

The poet can turn into a wolf • Ghayath Almadhoun / Tr. Catherine Cobham

Damascus was moving away • Ghayath Almadhoun / Tr. Catherine Cobham

counterode in rainy weather • Juan Carlos Bustriazo Ortiz / Tr. Michelle Gil-Montero

the intense says • Juan Carlos Bustriazo Ortiz / Tr. Michelle Gil-Montero

I gave you some indian beads • Juan Carlos Bustriazo Ortiz / Tr. Michelle Gil-Montero

muddled ode, before finishing the letters of your name • Juan Carlos Bustriazo Ortiz / Tr. Michelle Gil-Montero

rupestral • Juan Carlos Bustriazo Ortiz / Tr. Michelle Gil-Montero

Excerpts from The future has an appointment with the dawn • Tanella Boni / Tr. Todd Fredson

Dairy of a Fish Bone • Hezy Leskly / Tr. Adriana X. Jacobs

Lessons in Medicine and Literature • Hezy Leskly / Tr. Adriana X. Jacobs

Teorema • Hezy Leskly / Tr. Adriana X. Jacobs

Three Reasons • Hezy Leskly / Tr. Adriana X. Jacobs

Reviews

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Synecdoche: Brief Book Reviews • Rachel Morgan

Crosscuts: Brief DVD Reviews • Grant Tracey

 

Miscellany

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From the Editors

Introduction to Works in Translation • J.D. Schraffenberger

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