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From the Archive: Fiction by Tod Goldberg

Throughout this fall season, Hot Metal Bridge is reaching back into our archive to feature some of our favorite interviews, stories, essays, poems, and art. What follows is a short story by Tod Goldberg. Tod Goldberg (@todgoldberg) is the author of a dozen

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From the Archive: Poetry by Lynne Potts

Throughout this fall season, Hot Metal Bridge will be reaching back into our archive to feature some of our favorite interviews, stories, essays, poems, and art. What follows is a poem by Lynne Potts from our very first issue.  Lynne Potts lives

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From the Archive: An Interview with Terrance Hayes

Throughout the fall season, Hot Metal Bridge will reach back into our archive to feature some of our favorite interviews, stories, essays, and poems. What follows is an interview with Terrance Hayes, who earlier this week was named a 2014 MacArthur Fellow.

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From the Archive: An Interview with John Jeremiah Sullivan

Throughout the fall season, Hot Metal Bridge will reach back into our archive to feature some of our favorite interviews, stories, essays, and poems. What follows is an interview with John Jeremiah Sullivan. By Katie Booth, Spring 2010 John Jeremiah

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Flashes of War by Katey Schultz

Flashes of War by Katey Schultz (Apprentice House, May 2013) Review by Brett Sholtis Reflections in Broken Glass Describing Flashes of War as a short story collection is kind of like calling Pink Floyd’s The Wall “a bunch of songs.”

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Hannibal and Me by Andreas Kluth

Hannibal and Me: What History’s Greatest Military Strategist Can Teach us About Success and Failure by Andreas Kluth (Riverhead Books, January 2013) Review by Clinton Coggins Kluth’s Triumvirate, or Somewhere in the Alps There are 20 Dead War Elephants The

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Walk Away

by Amy Whipple   Get up. No, seriously. Close Word (or your stick-it-to-the-man equivalent), press down the top of whatever cute Mac you’ve been toting around, and get up. Walk away. For the last decade I’ve been told that I

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Publishing Solo: Self-Publishing Success Stories

by Beth Steidle Publishing Solo is a new monthly blog series focused on topics relating to self-publishing. Its purpose is to provide information and engage conversation amongst both up-and-coming and established writers as we search for new ways to get

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Capturing the Seed

by Sarah Menkedick The nuance Of being Is to Capture The Seed Norman Mailer, Death of the Ladies Manwriting is not even about the phallic references, although if you started looking, you could throw together a phallic manwriting tumblr feed

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Publishing Solo: Prying Loose From the Traditional Publishing Model

by Beth Steidle Publishing Solo is a new monthly blog series focused on topics relating to self-publishing. Its purpose is to provide information and engage conversation amongst both up-and-coming and established writers as we search for new ways to get

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Summer 2014

"She's Gotta Have It" by Otha "Vakseen" Davis III "She's Gotta Have It"

Letter from the Editors

Fiction

Note from the Fiction Editors Jen Bannan and Frank Huerta
View from the Porch by Warren Read
Magdalene by Emily Koon
Without Wind Resistance by Sean Towey
The Delicious Hell of It: An Interview with Charles Bock by Sara Button

"Felinity" by Otha "Vakseen" Davis III "Felinity"

Note from Poetry Editors Michelle Lin and Laura Brun
The Girl in the Bed by Erica Bodwell
How I Crossed by Colleen Coyne
Two Poems by Alejandro Escudé
Seven Rules to Ensure Victory by Chas Holden
Flora by Ginger Ko
Thru the Landscape by C.J. Opperthauser
Will-o’-the-wispering by Jake Syersak
Swarm by J.R. Toriseva
Hex by Amanda Tumminaro
Becoming my Mother by Jeanann Verlee
Cinepak by Patrick Williams
Some Other Kind of Way To Be Alive: An Interview with Dana Ward by Lauren Russell

"Wake Up and Smell the Heartache" by Otha "Vakseen" Davis III "Wake Up and Smell the Heartache"

Nonfiction

Note from the Nonfiction Editors Rachel Wilkinson and Sara Button
Attachment by Marin Sardy
Destruction Bay by Patrick Kelling
Prepping for Doomsday: An Interview with Jen Hirt by Rachel Wilkinson

"Dark Cities" by Kate LaDew "Dark Cities" by Kate LaDew

Artist Gallery

Contributor Bios

"Color Bars" by Sheri Wright "Color Bars" by Sheri Wright

"Master of the Unseen" by Amanda McGlynn "Master of the Unseen" by Amanda McGlynn

"Eyes Wide" by Otha "Vakseen" Davis III "Eyes Wide"


("She's Gotta Have It," "Felinity," "Wake Up and Smell the Heartache," and "Eyes Wide Shut" by Otha "Vakseen" Davis III)