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Summer/Fall 2015

Layers

Issue 40

Layers offers an excellent array of prose and poetry to delight dedicated fans of Notre Dame Review. This issue features poetry and translations by Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, poetry by Rebecca Foust, Stephen Massimilla and D.E. Steward, as well as a memoir by Peter Michelson, a short story by James D. Redwood, and fiction from Dave Matlin. Investigate every level of superb writing and expression within the pages of this issue.

Here is our web extra from the print edition, Edward Dahlberg: Letters to a Young Would-Be Writer with annotations by William O'Rourke.

Janey Skeer

cover art

Indigo (front cover); Steel & Clay Canyon (back cover)

Ceramics Monthly article

Denver Art Museum Magazine article

web links

 

Marcelo Hernandez Castillo

poetry

Gesture with Hands Tied; Portrait and Condition

 

Jacobo Fijman translated by Marcelo Hernandez Castillo

poetry

Paraguayan; Sunsets; Requiem          

 

Javier Zamora

poetry

ARENA; Te Toca      

Author photo

Extended bio

web links

 

Leon Salvatierra translated by Javier O. Huerta

poetry

Exit NY; Leon Salvatierra Was Born the Day They Killed Somoza

 

Mark Brazaitis

story

Fifty   

web links

 

Rebecca Foust

poetry

Meet Pilgrim; Why Pilgrim?; The Prime Mover; Mayberry 94957; The News du Jour; (The New) Eugenics; Je Est un Autre; Bane Laid on Behalf of the Latest Late Wife        

Paradise Drive cover

web links

 

Angela Leighton

poetry

Lines at Break of Day; Remembering Chopin at Valdemossa; Pomegranate 

Three poems

Interview 

 

David Matlin

story

Not One Horse Left to Steal  

Web link

 

Stephen Massimilla

poetry

Intermezzo     

Three poems

Interview

Reviews

 

Tatiana Daniliyants translated by Katherine E. Young

poetry

[From the book Red Noise]: Several Dedications of the Year; Simply to Remind You; [From the book Four Hearts / Serdtsa Chetyrëkh: Serbia]: Sleepless Conversation (Incantation); XXX     

Author Photo

Interview

Three Stills from "Anima Russa" ("Russian Soul")

Three Stills from "Venice Afloat"

Web links

 

Lars-Håkan Svensson

poetry

Elizabethan Poet; Gothic Short Story Writer

 

Jarda Cervenka

short stories

Three Stories: The Visit to La Casa Fitcarraldo; For the Love of Trilobite; The End of the Party  

 

Lidia Kosk translated by Danuta E. Kosk-Kosicka

poetry

Like Rivers Going to the Sea 

Author & Translator Photo

Commentary

Web Links

 

J.D. Garrick

review-essay

Eliot by the Pound: Two Big Books Worth the Weight

Review

 

Kevin Hart

review-essay

A Contemporary Master       

Review

 

Igor Webb

review-essay

Collecting John Silkin

Review

 

Peter Twal

short review

Contemplative Man

Review

 

Editors Select

Ian Bostridge, Roy Fisher, Ciaran Carson, John Tranter, Lera Auerbach, Paul Pines, John Wilkinson, Michael Martone, Bryan Furuness, Michael Perkins, Harry Mark Petrakis, Mark Brazaitis

short reviews

Review

James D. Redwood

story

When the War Ended         

Author commentary

 

Nayelly Barrios

poetry

Portrait of My Sister Sitting on a Headstone; Fading Portrait of My Mother and Me in a Blueberry Field   

 

Amina Gautier

story

Breathe         

 

Lauren Espinoza

poetry

Rosa Espinoza—Abram, Texas; Amancio Jesús

 

Elizabeth Acevedo

poetry

Conversations; Paint Me

 

Peter Michelson

memoir

How I Dodged the Draft and Learned to Lick the Chinese Reds

 

Māris Čaklais translated by Inara Cedrins

poetry

Two Monologues; Freedom Went Out to the Boulevard; Murders; The Lover Returns to the Scene of the Crime; Scythe in the Apple Tree; Ars Poetica           

Web links

 

Edited by Orlando Ricardo Menes

poetry supplement

PINTURA : PALABRA (A Section on Ekphrastic Poetry)   

 

Silvia Curbelo

poetry

El Patio de Mi Casa; Joyride in Blue           

Author photo

Poems

Uplit from Lights on Tampa

Web links

 

Mia Leonin

poetry

After Carmen Herrera's Blanco y Verde    

 

Roy G. Guzmán

poetry

Borderland Pica: Blender; Tres Rostros Del Fuego: After Luis Jiménez's Man on Fire (1969)           

 

Adrian Castro

poetry

The Body at the End of Ineffable; Father Above, Mother Below, The Hanging Tree

 

Rita Maria Martinez

poetry

Aura y Candelilla

Two poems

 

Alexandra Lytton Regalado

poetry

Rip the Stitches; El Chandelier

           

Caridad Moro

poetry

Unpacking the Suitcase       

 

Elisa Albo

poetry

California Hang Tree           

 

Edward Dahlberg with annotations by William O'Rourke

letters

Edward Dahlberg: Letters to a Young Would-Be Writer 

Edward Dahlberg interview with Charles DeFanti (12/72 and 1/73), tape 1 

Edward Dahlberg interview with Charles DeFanti (12/72 and 1/73), tape 2

Edward Dahlberg interview with Charles DeFanti (12/72 and 1/73), tape 3

 

Matthew Roberson

story

VR      

Author commentary

Web links

 

D.E. Steward

poetry

Maigo

 

Gëzim Hajdari translated by Sarah Stickney

poetry

Three Poems

Untitled One (sound)

Weblink

 

John Matthias

essay

At Large: The Poet's Story

 

Robert Archambeau

review-essay

Poetry Warrior: Robert Creeley in His Letters

Review

 

Kevin O'Connor

review-essay

A Geography of Pain

Review

 

Henry Weinfield

review-essay

Dark Illuminations

Review

 

Contributors

Contributors