Witness off-duty Elvis, Miss Atomic at home & words as trapeze artists. Explore ghosts in the ecotone, hasty breakups & why reproduction has so many o's. Discover the saltshaker that's buried in the microwave, a sci-fi spacesuit's metallic silver & that desert bone. Edited &... READ MORE
Scott Wordsman, at the Colorado Review, writes the following about FDU MFA Poetry and Literary Translation faculty member H. L. Hix's American Anger: "What makes this piece satisfying and rhetorically successful extends beyond Hix’s diction and wit; what flatters is the poet’s unerring command over his subject... READ MORE
"At some point or another, all of us will experience grief. It’s our natural response to the loss of someone or something we love dearly. At least that’s what the self-help books say," FDU MFA graduate student and TLR Assistant Editor Lisa Grgas writes. While... READ MORE
A version of alum Heather Lang's MFA Craft & Form Essay was published by Berfrois: The Sounds of Visual Orchestration: An Exploration of Fiona Sampson’s Common Prayer and Sarah Morgan’s Animal Ballistics. Heather studied under poet and mentor Kathleen Graber during her Craft & Form module.
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Recently, FDU MFA Faculty Eliot Schrefer reviewed Lauren Groff's Fates and Furies (Riverhead Books).
"Fates and Furies sprawls as it goes, but any potential sluggishness is warded off by Groff’s powerful and exotic prose, which renders majestic even the most familiar moments of everyday life," writes... READ MORE
One of TLR Fiction Editor Justin Taylor's favorite books is Sam Lipsyte’s The Fun Parts (FSG, 2013). Taylor often assigns stories from the collection in workshops, and he recently assigned the book to his low-residency Western New England University MFA students.
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Alum Heather Lang reviews Patty Paine's "Notes on Mirrors, Already Lost" from Paine's most recent collection, Grief & Other Animals (Accents Publishing, 2015), at Zeteo.
Yes, there is intense sorrow throughout the piece, but there is also a sort of comfort or even a peacefulness... READ MORE