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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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Literary Happenings for October

Literary Roundup for October! If you are looking to quench your thirst for literary social gatherings, we have a few possibilities that may be able to satisfy you this month. Pittsburgh Arts & Lecture Literary Evenings This month, Pittsburgh welcomes

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From the Archive: Art from Kyle William Butler

Throughout the fall season, Hot Metal Bridge will reach back into our archive to feature some of our favorite interviews, stories, essays, poems, and art. What follows is a collection titled “From Structure to Debris” by Kyle William Butler, an artist from

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Readings Roundup 9/22-9/26

Readings Roundup! Celebrate the HMB Blog’s return with a literary excursion in Pittsburgh this week.  For one week, there’s a lot to choose from!  And all of them are free!  Except for the James McBride Talk! Tonight, Monday 9/22: James

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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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Now Accepting Submissions!

Beginning today, Hot Metal Bridge is taking submissions for our fall issue. We love to read new work from emerging writers, so send us your best. All submissions are due by November 15th. Fiction: Hot Metal Bridge is looking for thoughtful and

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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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The Way the Cheshire Cat Leaves Its Grin: An Interview with Peter Trachtenberg

By Nichole Faina University of Pittsburgh faculty member Peter Trachtenberg is the author of three books, 7 Tattoos: A Memoir in the Flesh, The Book of Calamities: Five Questions about Suffering and Its Meaning and his latest, Another Insane Devotion,

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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)