Spring 2015 (Vol. IX, No. 1)


On Craft

Meg Wolitzer & Patty Marx: Friends with Words—A Working Title
Peter Mendelsund: Cover


Memoir & Essay

Mary Kudenov: A History of Smoking
Lily White: Billy Chuck 
Atul Gawande: Being Mortal: Medicine and
What Matters in the End, Excerpts
Daniel Menaker: Existential Bafflement: A Theory of Humor
Ana Daniel: A Visit to Never-Never Land
Vilma Wolitzer: Inner Life


Art Portfolios

Marc Dalessio: In Search of a Nature with Something to Say 
Mary Ellen Bartley: Still Books
Alex Golshani: I Want to Show What’s Happening Outside 
James Slezak: Ponquogue & Environs 
Laurie Lambrecht: Jungle Road 


Cartoon Portfolios

Michael Maslin: Character Development
Liza Donnelly: Cat Scan
George Booth: Dr. Ledoux, Onstage
Grant Snider: Artists in the Wild


Billy Collins: Early Morning • Cocktails
Lilly Beshore: A Parisian in America
Wallace Stevens: The House Was Quiet and the World Was Calm
Holly Weinberg: Things I Underlined in The Journals of Spalding Gray
John Stintzi: A Diasporic Population in Southampton, New York •
The Lost Crows of West Egg
Julianne Jones: Our Last Breakfast in Mississippi •
I Look for You in a Cup of Tea • forgiveness is not
Liz Robbins: Daphne, Swimming • Predator • History • Desert Scene
Robert Hershon: At the Victoria and Albert
John Westbrook: Hotel Atelier • Briseis to Achilles •
Once Upon a Time in the West •
After-School Blues • Beijing, Bloom
Marc Perrin: Depreciate
Ann Fisher-Wirth, photographs by Maude Schuyler Clay: Mississippi Delta
Emily Long: At the Menu Board, Starbucks, Palo Alto
John Randolph Carter: I Loathe the Hypocrisy of Animal Crackers •
Dark Thoughts • Toads on the Road 


The Robert Reeves Prize in Comic Fiction

Mark O’Horo: The Rash…and Other Unfortunate Things, Winner
Amy Bonnaffons: Goddess Night 



Michael Bourne: Beautiful 
Roger Rosenblatt: Thomas Murphy, Excerpts
Catherine Parnell: This
Joe Stracci: Products of Conception
Robert Faus: Definitely Scream
Ramona Reeves: Giving Way to ZZ Top
Jon Chopan: Bullet Catcher
Amanda-Marie Howard: Drinking for Nostalgia
Lou Ann Walker: Arrow, Excerpts
Daly Walker: Corks in the Ocean