Congratulations to JFR contributor Roy Guzmán whose poem "Blood Fantasia" was awarded a Best of the Net 2017 by Sundress Publications! You can read his award-winning poem in Issue #13!
Congratulations to JFR contributor, Ryan Patrick Smith, on his forthcoming chapbook The Death Metal Pastorals from Black Lawrence Press in March 2019! Read some of his fabulous poems in Issue #12!
Congratulations to our following nominees for Bettering American Poetry: "Trauma with a Second Chance at Humiliation” by Analicia Sotelo (Issue 13); “Recuerdo a mi madre” by Angela Narciso Torres (Issue 14); "Flank” by Shivanee Ramlochan (Issue 14)
Read our latest book reviews of Danez Smith's Black Movie and Ocean Vuong's Night Sky with Exit Wounds written by Miguel Soto
Issue #14 IS HERE! Cover and banner art by Jamea Richmond-Edwards.
Congratulations to Analicia Sotelo on the publication of her debut book, Virgin, available from Milkweed Press. You can read her poem in Issue #13.
Congratulations to JFR's Managing Editor, Sam Gennett, on the acceptance of her chapbook, Schadenfreude, for publication by Dancing Girl Press in 2018!
Congratulations to Catherine Blauvelt on the publication of her first full-length collection Here High Note, High Note available from Prelude Books! You can read her work in Issue #6.
Congratulations to Rebecca Morgan Frank whose book Sometimes We’re All Living in a Foreign Country was recently published by Carnegie Mellon Press. Her work will appears in Issue #14.
Congratulations to Ryan M. Schroeder, who received a 2017-2018 Fulbright Grant to Germany! View his artwork in Issue #4.
Congratulations to Terrell Jamal Terry on the publication of his newest book Aroma Truce available from Black Lawrence Press! You can read his work in Issue #9.
Many congrats to Hadara-Bar-Nadav, who was awarded a 2017 NEA Poetry Fellowship! Her latest book, The New Nudity, is available from Saturnalia Books! Click the link to read the wonderful interview she provided.
Congrats to Roy Guzmán and Cortney Lamar Charleston who are recipients of the 2017 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship! Read poems by Roy here and Cortney here, both are in Issue #13! Congratulations to the other recipients as well: Fatimah Asghar, Sumita Chakraborty, and Emily Jungmin Yoon!
Congratulations to Issue # 12 fiction contributor, Jacqueline Doyle, whose chapbook The Missing Girl is available from Black Lawrence Press. The cover art is by art contributor, Raeleen Kao, whose fabulous work you can view HERE.
Congrats to Carlo Matos on the release of his book of creative essays, The Quitters, from Tortoise Books. You can read his poetry in Issue #6
Retro interviews! Read our interview with Nikky Finney, National Book Award Winner, HERE, and our interview with Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket) HERE.
Congratulations to JFR Chief Faculty Advisor Simone Muench and former contributor Dean Rader on their publication of collaborative sonnets, Suture (Black Lawrence Press, 2017). Their latest endeavor, They Said: A Multi-Genre Anthology of Contemporary Collaborative Writing, is forthcoming from Black Lawrence in 2018 with artwork by Australian artist Jim Tsinganos!