With fast-paced storytelling and dry wit, David James Poissant provides that rare combination of voyeuristic fodder and characters plucked from the neighborhood in his debut collection, The Heaven of Animals. A giant alligator, an amputation, an unexpected IQ, a five-round yard fight, and especially death—wishes, beds, aftermaths—frame Poissant’s rendering of everyday people finding transcendence in […]

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In one way, Skin contributor Luis Jaramillo’s first collection, The Doctor’s Wife, is like any first collection in that autobiography prevails, if autobiography could be said to extend to a multigenerational saga in which the writer appears only intermittently as the storyteller in the last half of the book, and if the book as a […]

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Angela Morales’ work has appeared in journals and anthologies including Best American Essays 2013, The Southern Review, The Harvard Review, and Hobart.  Currently, she is working on a collection of autobiographical essays. Her Pushcart Prize-nominated essay “Bloodyfeathers, R.I.P.” appears in our Fall/Winter 2014 issue with a special focus on Skin coming soon!   Anna Schachner: “Bloodyfeathers, R.I.P.” […]

Our next special-focus issue, due out in January, is all about Skin. Eva Talmadge, co-author of The Word Made Flesh: Literary Tattoos from Bookworms Worldwide, talks with editor Anna Schachner in the editor’s note, and so we asked co-author Justin Taylor to give us some additional insight on what is fast becoming a subculture. First, a […]

Our dynamic nonfiction editor Amber Nicole Brooks prepares readers for our forthcoming Skin issue with a tribute to one woman who started an important conversation on the topic, Eve Ensler, via Ensler’s new book, In the Body of the World: Author of The Vagina Monologues and one of Newsweek‘s 150 Women Who Changed the World, […]