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the new issue is here...

Winter/Spring 2018

Featuring Cornelius Eady, Julia Slavin, Saptarishi Bandopadhyay, Billy Collins, Terese Svoboda, Maura Lee Bee, Remy Barnes, the winners of TSR's Short Short Fiction Contest, and many more!

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Listen: Selected Shorts Featuring TSR

Guest host Jane Curtin presents two stories about marriage. In "Any Number of Little Old Ladies," by Bruce Jay Friedman, a playwright uses his wife as a character and she's not thrilled. Blythe Danner and Maulik Pancholy read. Another marriage is at risk in Roxanna Robinson's "In Naples," a trip that forces one woman to confront her feelings about her husband. Betty Buckley performs this delicate story.

"Any Number of Little Old Ladies" by Bruce Jay Friedman first appeared in the Spring 2009 issue of TSR. 

"In Naples" by Roxana Robinson first appeared in the Summer/Fall 2015 issue of TSR. 

Listen: Selected Shorts featuring TSR

Guest host Denis O'Hare presents three stories that take things to extremes. In Simon Rich's "Distractions," we learn about a global conspiracy. Errin Hayes reads. The misanthrope in Douglas Lawson's "Love in a Kitchen Garden" is cruel to his garden gnomes. Richard Kind reads. And Maulik Pancholy performs Emily Buckler's "Brand Values," a reality-bending tale about high-end leather.

"Brand Values" by Emily Buckler first appeared in the Summer 2014 issue of TSR. 

"Love in a Kitchen Garden" by Douglas Lawson first appeared in the Winter/Spring 2017 issue of TSR.

© Lynda Koolish

© Lynda Koolish

TSR Announces New Poetry Editor: Cornelius Eady

January 9, 2018

Cornelius Eady is the author of several books of poetry, including the critically acclaimed Hardheaded Weather, which was nominated for an NAACP Image Award, Victims of the Latest Dance Craze, winner of the 1985 Lamont Prize from the Academy of American Poets, and The Gathering of My Name, which was nominated for the 1992 Pulitzer Prize. With poet Toi Derricote, Eady is cofounder of Cave Canem, a national organization for African American poetry and poets. He is the recipient of an NEA Fellowship in Literature, a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in Poetry, a Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship to Bellagio, Italy, and The Prairie Schooner Strousse Award.