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In This Issue

EDITORIAL

Threshold by Nita Noveno & Sara Lippmann

INTERVIEWS

Chris Tarry by Sara Lippmann
Laurel Fantauzzo by Nita Noveno

FICTION

Music Heard in Hi-Fi by Noel Alumit
In the Beginning by Victoria Brown
A Handbook for Single Mothers by Jen Knox
Gray Area by Krista Madsen
The Forestiera by Cynthia Blake Thompson

NON-FICTION

Back Home by Ben Tanzer
In the Making by Kari Nguyen
An Unlikely Pilgrimage by Jennifer McGaha

POETRY

that voice by Guillermo Filice Castro
Albuquerque, NM by Cathy Linh Che
At the End by Nathan McClain
Solitude by Seni Seneviratne
 
COVER PHOTO by Guillermo Filice Castro



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The rain is breaking and spring is finally here, along with Sunday Salon Chicago’s May 21 event! Please join us for one of our best lineups ever. We guarantee excellent poetry and prose, along with good beer at Riverview Tavern’s bar, and even better conversation!

 

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{REVIEWED} Ask the Dust

By René Georg Vasicek
Ask the Dust is a dangerous book. Arturo Bandini, the narrator, is a terrorist of the mind. He explodes reality and makes you believe in the urgency of now: “Los Angeles, give me some of you! Los Angeles come to me the way I came to you, my feet over your streets, you pretty town I loved you so much, you sad flower in the sand, you pretty town.”

I didn’t think literature was possible in Los Angeles, and then I read Ask the Dust (1939) by John Fante. At the time I thought I was finished with American novels, too busy devouring the Europeans: Knut Hamsun, Robert Musil, Bohumil Hrabal, Thomas Bernhard, W.G. Sebald. Then one day I was killing time at the New York Public …


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