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Issue 001

Our first issue featured Alice Mattison, Debby Applegate, Deirdre Bair, Paul Bass, Amy Bloom, Bruce Shapiro, Margaret Spillane, Tom Gogola, Samuel Astrachan, Jim Sleeper, Gregory Feeley, Molly Worthen, Brian Francis Slattery, Mark Oppenheimer, Chandra Prasad, Daniel Oppenheimer, George Scialabba, Carole Bass, Marc Wortman, Jonathan Fink, Bruce Tulgan, Allan Appel, Chloe Bland, and Sarah Pemberton Strong. It was really fun to put together. We thought it would be our first and pretty much only issue. We were wrong about that.

Issue 002

In Issue 2, Deirdre Bair has a Simone de Beauvoir affair to remember. Ross Douthat feels otherworldly about fantasy master Robert Jordan. Matthew Cheney gets let down. Steven Stoll says Karl Marx had at least one capital idea. Eva Geertz of New Haven says her heart is where her home is. Jonathan Kiefer mourns his mother, who may have kept him out of Yale. Lizzie Skurnick’s poetry has something for morning, something for evening. Elizabeth Edelglass’s story is set during another war, one worth fighting. Nicholas Day offers a course on three new food books. Rudolph Delson tells us how to score with women, readers.

Issue 003

In Issue 3, Jim Knipfel defends that liar who lied in his memoir. Stephen Ornes finds art in the ruins of our Coliseum. Nick Antosca, fiction writer, puts on heirs. George Witte believes the poetical is political. Desirea Rodgers takes photographs of today’s slaves. Joy Ladin was born male. Discuss. (She does.) Jess Row is a prisoner of war. Willard Spiegelman travels to Japan, gets lost in translation. Ian Ganassi waits for more rain.

Issue 004

In Issue 4, Joshua Cohen alphabetizes Obelisk’s literary smut. Michael Milburn, English teacher, races against race. Gary Zebrun finds love, or something, in the Holy Land. David Orr, in an exclusive interview, talks a good game about poetry. Paul Beckman drinks to that. Deborah Eisenberg, Anna Shapiro, Peter Smith, Anna Quindlen, Alice Quinn, Thisbe Nissen, Willard Spiegelman, Tessa Brown, Sarah Gardner Borden, Rosa Jurjevics, and Eva Geertz remember their friend Laurie Colwin, even if some of them never met her. Caledonia Kearns on desire, muu-muus. Roger K. Miller loses it at the movies. Anthony Domestico ♥ John Crowley.

Issue 005

In Issue 5, Eamon Grennan sends poems from Poughkeepsie. Katharine Weber indulges her sweet tooth in Chicago. David Evanier hangs with the wiseguys in Ozone Park. Susan Scarf Merrell writes frenemy fiction. Charles Douthat remembers, in verse. Brian Wecht writes an obituary for peer review. Rachael Scarborough King reads and watches Watchmen. Susan Holahan makes poetry of cockroaches, pizza, Mondays, a baby. Allan Appel mows life’s lawn (it’s a story). G. Thomas Couser bids farewell, my lovely job. Michael Bayer finds poetry in what they say about prose.

Issue 006

In Issue 6, Rand Richards Cooper makes golf a metaphor for life, perhaps death, in fiction. Eamon Grennan is for the birds, poetically. Mark Oppenheimer can’t hammer in the morning, can’t hammer in the evening. David Fitzpatrick says don’t call him mentally ill—he was nuts. Stephen Burt knows of a marriage that feels nothing like work; care to read on? Mark Saba says that artists need friends, too. Alec Appelbaum returns to the Haven, bikes, says we can teach NYC something. Scott Warmuth says Bob Dylan stole. Sasha Vliet rides through the screw-music subculture of Texas. Emily Moore writes sad sonnets that, if she can write, you can read.

Issue 007

In Issue 7, Pang-Mei N. Chang looks like all other Asians, people. Christopher Barzak loves his home town, what’s left of it. Mark Oppenheimer interviews the new librarian (sexy, huh?) Nate Klug is lovesick. Anelise Chen tells a story about “the change.” Eric Weinberger is a ski bum, although he argues for a better term. Olivia Parkes and her grandmother are both gasping for air. Verandah Porche goes country. Pamela Haag wonders if all sort-of happy marriages are all sort-of alike. Tess Wheelwright crosses the border. Sally Dawidoff invites us to fill in the blanks of her poems.

Issue 008

In Issue 8, Amy Hempel (in a classic story, reprinted) reads the heart of a lonely daughter. Jim Shepard reads the heart of Hempel’s fiction. Ravi Shankar and Lena Kallergi go palm reading. Kevin Frazier speaks of why the electrocuted entertain us so. Maya Pindyck puts us through an inquisition, then lies down on the grass. Are you dead? Then does Rachel Swirsky have an offer for you. Brian Cochran migrates, meditates. Michael Milburn did not attend his Harvard reunion, except in his mind. Nancy Kuhl has meteorological terror. Credit counseling, and writing, saved Amy Weldon. Cameron Gearen bids goodbye. Sarah Goffman writes of a man unafraid of the dark. Richard Deming summers with Rilke. John Sousa relates to, but is not related to, that other one. Poetry lives in New Haven, prove Dennis Wilson, John Cubeta Zibluk, and Gabriella Brand.

Issue 009

In Issue 9, Stephen Burt tells us about the band you should have played at nerd camp. Nick Antosca tells a fable about how dog ownership can go wrong. Joy Ladin celebrates her birthday at the bookstore—and does more with poems. Lisa Dickler Awano interviews Alice Munro (need we say more?). Alice Munro allows us to reprint her classic short story, “Wood.” James Berger wonders how Conrad can become opera. James May on Coleridge and love, in poems. David W. Goldman allows us to choose our own adventure (remember?). Megan Cowen offers poetry from when she was six days old, and poetry from yesterday. Donald Brown rescues James Joyce. Chelsea Rathburn tells us how to cope, or writes poetry trying. Andrew Madigan tells us where the body is buried. Mekeel McBride shoots a trey, and scores. E. Powell head-shrinks us—or is “psychoanalyzes” the preferred term? Rachael Scarborough King recounts and reconnoiters with the TV recaps. W. Travis Helms sends us off on a reverie.

Issue 010

In Issue 10, Jeff VanderMeer is pulling your leg, the one you think you have. Toby Jensen Perkins tells a short story that begs for forgiveness. Elizabeth T. Gray Jr. writes poetry at home in the world, even Afghanistan. Stephen Burt knows what’s between his legs, but it’s not that simple. Nick Mamatas finds the downside of rapid transit. Willard Spiegelman reads the read of an older man. Frank Bill: man at work. Matt Salyer puts Red Bull in one of his two poems. Randall Horton calls the Amistad by another name. James Charbonneau can make an actuary interesting. Brian Cordell takes the leap. Suzanne Richardson is desperately seeking Meredith. Greg Santos holds her close. Wende Crow pays attention. Tarpley Hitt, Samantha Ostrowski, and Willow Maya Giannotti-Garlinghouse are the champions of the world.

Issue 011

In Issue 11, George HS Singer gets what they euphemistically call psychosurgery. Dustin Junkert goes to market. Liam Callanan tweets. Jeff Mock is up all night. Sydney Spiesel looks back fondly. Rachel Hadas writes a poem about poems. Matt Salyer learns how to kill. Hannah Craig isn’t looking for a sermon. Joy Ladin wrestles with the past. Bruce Fleming asks and tells. Margot Schilpp is in the kitchen. Brian Ross is breathless. Laura Manuelidis takes a New England drive. Kit Reed on trying to be popular, once. Calvin Olsen translates Alberto de Lacerda on what it is. Heron Haas goes digging. Michael D. Byrne concludes.

Issue 012

In Issue 12, Andrew Battershill is hungry in class. Jason Heller comes back from Dead Man’s Curve. Judith Chalmer is smitten. Adrienne Martini fixes an outboard motor with a knitting needle. Emily Schulten contemplates ruination.Alexandra Ghaly rows out to sea. Suad Ali tells secrets. Mikko Harvey reminds us that they made gunpowder to launch fireworks first. Barry Jay Kaplan waits a long time to pull a fast one. Caroline Gambell melts snow. Emma Schaeffer is between needles and pennies. Bidisha Banerjee looks through warped glass with Rebecca Solnit. F. Brett Cox goes for a ride. Christina Seymour has a splinter. Craig Parmelee Carter digs for clams. Noah Charney has a proposition for you. Henry Jacob, Maggie Guarino-Trier, and Joanne Paone-Gill emerge victorious.

Issue 013

In Issue 13, Daniel José Older tells us the truth. Erik Gleibermann talks about Mandela. Joe Hessert goes to Somalia. Michael Schuval used to touch the sun. Matt Cornish takes a long walk. Susan Rich on still lifes. LiAnn Yim moves into a new house. Mark Dow makes arrangements. Marjorie S. Rosenthal buys a dog. Priscilla Atkins is a little tired of trees. Jonathan Fink goes to Cuba. Ben Berman on movies, reality, postmodernism. Alessandro Mario Powell laces his pasta. Noah Charney gets ready to write.

Issue 014

In Issue 14, Benjamin Goodney goes swimming. Alexis Zanghi shows us around town. Genevieve Valentine tells us what happened when we found the deer. Nick DePascal encounters the Great Editor in the Sky. Sue D. Burton tickles the ivories. Katarzyna Jerzak hears multitudes in R.E.M. Douglas W. Milliken goes joyriding. Maxwell Clark stares into the sun, a cup. Leon de Kock reckons with a giant of the modern stage. Mark Gosztyla cuts to the chase. E.A. Neeves on a girl in a little trouble, and a girl in a lot of trouble. Colin Fleming cries for Help! Rachel Hadas has that dream again.

Issue 015

In Issue 15, BD Feil gets down to business. John Kuebler goes downriver with a real individual. Maya Polan comes home for Christmas. David Rice’s car gets towed. Nora N. Khan on failing better. Mark Lamoureux praises arthropods. Richard Gray goes through security. Meagan Black finds a reason to. David Fitzpatrick is still standing. Chris Vanjonack gets an unusual letter. Charles Douthat’s car breaks down in New Hampshire. Katie Karpenstein on losing a friend. Raven Leilani plays the hits. Suzanne Reeder on the powers that are. Sarah McCartt-Jackson takes a trip outdoors.

Issue 016

In Issue 16, an anonymous poet riddles us this. Matt Tompkins takes us around the water cycle. Matt Salyer shows us around Waterbury. Anzhelina Polonskaya channels Maria Callas. Jonathan Nels thinks something’s off. Julia Boss gets back to the land. Sarah Kirsch grinds coffee. Brian LaRue skanks. Jesse Nee-Vogelman packs a life into thirteen pages. Jakuzen prohibits stealing. Robert Boucheron goes back to college. Eric M. Bosarge loses time. Catullus and Horace offer consolation.


Issue 016 features poems in translation. These poems were ably guest-edited by Elizabeth T. Gray, for which the New Haven Review editorial staff are extremely grateful.

Issue 017

Dolores Hayden takes flight. Tom Toro stays put. Ruth Heil wonders if the planet’s striking back. Jenna Le goes to the office. Elizabeth Edelglass gives birth. Leon de Kock gives the lay of the land. Nathan McClain goes birdwatching. Colin Fleming gets chilly. Dionisio Cañas, translated by Orlando Hernández, says never again. Daniel Healy sows anarchy. Sarah Bryan gets in the van. Saul Fussiner takes the train.

Issue 018

Alex Greenberg is anonymous. Amy Alvey moves into a van. David Leo Rice succumbs to hate. Kathleen Balma offers supernatural advice. Nick Mamatas signs a compact. Jim Cory gets older. Michael Diebert has an out-of-body experience. Matt Salyer rues being clever. Elisabeth Lewis Corley gives full honors. In dreams, Laurence Raphael Brothers walks with you. Douglas W. Milliken combs the beach. Donald Brown says goodbye to David Bowie. Shaunda Holloway won’t give up the dream.