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2020 March

Michael Fulop for "A Painting by Seurat", The Antioch Review, Summer 2019, Vol. 77, No. 3 (http://review.antiochcollege.org/summer-2019)
Warren Slesinger for "Alone" from The Antioch Review, Winter 2019, v. 77, No. 1, (http://review.antiochcollege.org/winter-2019)

2020 February

Antioch Review contributors nominated for the Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses (45th Edition) read more http://review.antiochcollege.org/antioch-review-contributors-nominated-pushcart-prize-best-small-presses-45th-edition

2019 October

American television critic, humorist, and Antioch Review contributor Marvin Kitman was also a columnist for Newsday for 35 years and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism in 1982. He is the author of nine books, including two on George Washington that combine humor with extensive historical research. His latest book Gullible's Travels: A Comical History of the Trump Era was recently released. More information about Kitman, his blog, and books can be found on his website https://www.sevenstories.com/authors/475-marvin-kitman

Contemporary Chinese poet Ye Lijun’s My Mountain Country (bilingual edition) in Fiona Sze-Lorrain’s translation—with a foreword by Christopher Merrill, director of International Writing Program at the University of Iowa, and an essay by the poet-translator—has been published by World Poetry Books. Read poems some  herehere or hereTo order: SPD or Amazon. Sze-Lorrain is a regular contributor to the Antioch Review.

2019 August

Antioch Review contributor Magie Dominic had a piece published in The Gay and Lesbian Review. "Portrait of a Face" (https://glreview.org/portrait-of-a-face/),  is about the aids epidemic, and young people's attitudes today. Dominic stated: "Scary stuff. Depending on where people were living/working in the 1980s seemed to indicate the impact of AIDS. This is my story." Learn more about this author: http://magiedominic.blogspot.com/

2019 June

Antioch Review contributor Ryan Blacketter's new book Horses All Over Hell: stories, was recently released and endorsed/blurbed by a Wall Street Journal book critic: 
“With a forceful grasp of character and pitch-perfect dialogue, Ryan Blacketter brings us a deftly woven collection of stories about love and survival in a troubled, yet enduring, American family, reminding us that those who bring the greatest hardship may be the only ones left to offer shelter. Blacketter summons a world equal parts whiskey and evangelism, exhaustion and hope, charged with the curiosity and confusion of childhood, where loyalties are tested and rewarded, and too often broken. Horses All Over Hell is a heartbreaking and mesmerizing new book from a master of modern American fiction.”
Ernest Hilbert, author of Last One Out, book critic for Wall Street Journal and Washington Post
Check out Blacketter's book and other reviews here: https://wipfandstock.com/horses-all-over-hell.html.
Blacketter's narrated playlist for "Horses" appears on "largehearted boy" http://www.largeheartedboy.com/blog/archive/2019/07/ryan_blacketter.html

2019 April

Antioch Review contributor Maureen Pilkington’s new collection of short stories, This Side of Water, was just published by Regal House.  Aside from the Love & Kisses issue of the Antioch Review where “Toward the Norwegian Sea” has appeared, her stories have been published in numerous journals, anthologies and magazines. She is the founder and director of Page Turners, a writing program for the inner-city schools of the New York City Archdiocese. Author Peter Orner had this to say: “These are brave stories. Pilkington seems willing to go anywhere she needs to for a story, and fully inhabit any character. This Side of Water is a wide-ranging and darkly beautiful collection of stories.”

2019 March

Antioch Review contributor Martin Ott recently advised that his newest book FAKE NEWS POEMS has just launched at BlazeVOX Books.
Antioch Review contributor Garret Keizer first book of poetry, The World Pushes Back, is the winner of the 2018 X. J. Kennedy Poetry Prize. In addition to appearing in the Antioch Review, Keizer’s works have been published in Agni, Best American Poetry, Harvard Review, The Hudson Review, Image, The New Yorker, Ploughshares, Southwest Review, and The Texas Review, among others.
Keiser is a contributing editor to Harper’s Magazine and the author of eight books. Early praise of Keiser’s recent book:
George Santayana wrote, ". . . there are such a variety of attitudes in this book, I'll just cite a few -- moments like, . . . "the lies we tell in our right minds/and the truths we utter raving" . . . Keizer is my favorite kind of moralist, assertive yet complicit . . . "

2018 Fall

LOVE & KISSES, LUST & WISHES: Jenny Mark of NewPages reviewed Our “Love and Kisses, Lust and Wishes” issue. Read Jenny’s Review: https://www.newpages.com/literary-magazine-reviews/antioch-review-spring-2018 Go to Vol. 76, No. 2 http://review.antiochcollege.org/spring-2018

In LOOK BOTH WAYS: A Double Journey Along My Grandmother’s Far-Flung Path (November 6, 2018), Antioch Review contributor Katharine Coles (poet and educator) invites readers to join her own journeys to Indonesia, Colombia, and Cuba, as she navigates her grandparents’ experience, through landscapes and modern cities built on and over the colonial cities they had known. Coles considers their roles both in a larger historical and political context and in the deeply personal context of how expectations and resentments on the one hand and love of travel, nature, and adventure on the other are passed down generation after generation, especially from mother to daughter.

Antioch Review contributor Benjamin Schmitt is celebrating the release of his third book of poems, Soundtrack to a Fleeting Masculinity. Of this new collection, poet and editor Lenny DellaRocca writes, “Benjamin Schmitt’s Soundtrack to a Fleeting Masculinity dazzles and burns like a Roman candle between your ears...Place this book on your turntable, turn up the volume, and read it out loud.” Copies can be purchased here: https://www.claresongbirdspub.com/shop/featured-authors/benjamin-schmitt/

Antioch Review contributor A. Molotkov (Summer 2018, “Ten Mysteries” http://review.antiochcollege.org/summer-2018) is celebrating the release of his second poetry collection, “Application of Shadows” https://mainstreetragbookstore.com/product/applications-of-shadows-a-molotkov/  Ilya Kaminsky (poet, critic, translator, and professor) says, “Marvelous things happen in these longish, formally inventive poems.” For a signed copy, contact www.AMolotkov.com.

Antioch Review contributor William Giraldi's (submissions: "The Physics of Speed", "Lament for Car", and "Autumn's Girl"http://review.antiochcollege.org/search/node/william%20Giraldi) new book, American Audacity, is published by W.W. Norton/Liveright. Read The New York Times Book Review (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/16/books/review/american-audacity-william-giraldi.html) , critic Nathaniel Rich says this about Giraldi's criticism: “If literature, as William Giraldi writes in American Audacity, is ‘the one religion worth having,’ then Giraldi is our most tenacious revivalist preacher, his sermons galvanized by a righteous exhortative energy, a mastery of the sacred texts and—unique in contemporary literary criticism—an enthusiasm for moralizing in defense of high standards…American Audacity is the rare example of a collection that coheres into a manifesto…His critical criteria are timeless, which is the point; for a book to outlast its first breath, it must contend with all that has come before. This is an unequivocal truth, though it imposes a severity that would frighten most critics….Still, American Audacity is, despite itself, a deeply optimistic book. As Giraldi acknowledges, bellyaching is eternal….So, too, is the remedy, which Giraldi vigorously pursues: to insist on intellect, honesty, memory."

Antioch Review contributor Seulmi Lee’s first story “Beautiful” about the perils of pretty and the power of petty appears in Vol. 76, No. 3 of the Antioch Review (http://review.antiochcollege.edu/summer-2018).  Lee reveals how the pitched battles between these two forces starts in Mrs. Liu’s Class Chastity at Dongmi elementary school and continues thereafter exacting tolls or bestowing blessings on young Mejee and the spectators of these unsettling skirmishes.

Lee’s second short story, “Virgin Ghost on North Korean Border,” won the Meridian 2018 Editors' Prize in Fiction. This story was inspired by the bittersweet childhood memories of Lee's father growing up in a small village near Panmunjom, which faces the border between South and North Korea, and a mysterious mute war-orphan girl who used to frequent the neighborhood. Lee is especially happy that the story is coming out at such a historic moment of two Koreas agreeing to work toward peace in the peninsula. 

Antioch Review contributor Susan Swan’s first novel about a giantess who exhibited with P.T. Barnum, The Biggest Modern Woman of the World, is being adapted for television by the producers of Orphan Black, the award-winning international television series. Ecco Press published Swan’s giantess novel in the late eighties and now it's having a second life.

Swan points out that it is worth noting in the news story here that Anna was seven foot six inches, not seven foot eleven inches, which is how Barnum billed her. Swan reports that when she complained to the Sunday Post reporter who reported on this story, he said his editor preferred to publish the exaggerated figure for her height. Barnum lives on! 

Swan’s “The Haunted (Or I Am Inevitable) appears in our “Departure Gate: Alzheimer’s” issue: http://review.antiochcollege.org/summer-2018

Read the Sunday Post piece https://www.sundaypost.com/fp/the-tallest-tale-from-biggest-top/

Antioch Review contributor, Maureen McCoy’s “Bats: Teen Worker,” in which she chronicles her experiences as a teenager in the adult corporate phone-company world wherein moods and minor ailments were mitigated via supervisors dispensing unregulated “greenies” and “bats” is one of the “notables” listed in “Best American Essays 2018.” McCoy’s essay appeared in our “Challenging Transitions” issue (Fall 2017).

Antioch Review contributor, Jeffrey Meyers’ (Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature) new book Resurrections: Authors, Heroes—and a Spy (University of Virginia Press, Oct. 9, 2018) brings to life a set of extraordinary writers, painters, and literary adventurers who turned their lives into art. Meyers knew nine of these figures, in some cases intimately, while five others he admires and regrets never meeting. Meyers has had thirty-three books translated into fourteen languages and seven alphabets, and is published on six continents.  Other recent (2016) publications include Robert Lowell in Love and The Mystery of the Real: Correspondence with Alex Colville.

Learn more about Resurrections: https://books.google.com/books/about/Resurrections.html?id=XnxlDwAAQBAJ&source=kp_book_description

Learn more about Meyers’ contributions to the Antioch Review: http://review.antiochcollege.org/search/node/Jeffrey%20Meyers

Antioch Review contributor Mary Leader's new book, She Lives There Still (her fourth collection of poems) was recently released by Shearsman Books.

Stephanie Burt says: "Leader has more ideas than she knows what to do with. And each of her poems offers something new: together they adumbrate an enticing and insistently personal way of looking—both at the sights the world offers, and at the people with whom she hopes to share them."

Leader started writing poems in the midst of a career as a lawyer and is now Professor Emerita of English at Purdue University. Her poem from "The Cornucopia of Arcadia," a sonnet sequence in the new book, appeared in the "Challenging Transitions" (Fall 2017 http://review.antiochcollege.org/fall-2017) issue of The Antioch Review. Leader’s poem “Education for the Likes of Civilization” appears in the “Celebrity Deaths:  Stardom/Stardim” (Fall 2008 http://review.antiochcollege.org/fall-2008) issue of The Antioch Review.

2018 Summer

Antioch Review contributor  John Jackson' ("Winter in Academia", Summer 2018) recently had his story "The Nail Factory" published in the Spring 2018 "Surrealism Issue" of The Dalhousie Review and another story, "A New Season", published in the Winter 2016, Vol. 43.2 issue of Grain Magazine.  He is currently working on a series of stories about teaching in high school.. 

Antioch Review contributor J. T. Barbarese's  new book, True Does Nothing, (his sixth collection of poems) was recently released by MadHatt Press.  David Yezzi said, "J. T. Barbarese's poems are a dose of smelling salts in a sleeping, go-along world...Tart and sere, and also witty and generous, True Does Nothing is one of the best books I've read in a long time. . . . ." Barbarese teaches literature and creative writing at Rutgers University in Camden, New Jersey. Barbarese's "Kite Flying, 29 August" poem appeared in the "Revisiting Writers" (Winter 1989) issue of the Antioch Review (http://review.antiochcollege.org/winter-1989). 

Antioch Review contributor Ryan Blacketter's novel, Down in the River, was published in second edition paperback summer 2018 by Slant Books. Pinckney Benedict, author of Miracle Boy and Other Stories, had this to say about the book: "I can't remember when I've liked a character as much as I like young Lyle Rettew, or when I've cheered one on so hard, despite the fact that he's clearly crazy and his quest is doomed." Blacketter's story "They Work at Night" appeared in the “Intimate Memoirs” (Winter 2012) issue of the Antioch Review (http://review.antiochcollege.edu/winter-2012). Visit his website at https://literarycraft.blogspot.com

2018 July

Antioch Review contributor David Lawrence has always been a poet. Living on Madison Avenue is his fifth book (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40692929-living-on-madison-avenue) published by Future Cycle Books.  Lawrence’s life has been eclectic and variable. He consists of opposites—a academic with a Ph.D., a business CEO, a ranked pro-boxer and a jailbird. He has had three rap albums, been the star of a film at Sun-dance Film Festival, and published "The King of White Collar Boxing" which has been optioned for a movie about Lawrence's life. Lawrence has also modeled and acted. HIs first love is poetry and he has dabbled in tons of professions and done pretty well in all of them. He has not sought success but he has achieved it even if he is now merely teaching at Gleason's Boxing Gym and writing poems. Lawrence advises that he has found himself by being willing to give himself away.

Lawrence’s poem “My Tooth” was published in the “Cowboy College” (Spring 2009) of the Antioch Review (http://review.antiochcollege.edu/spring-2009).

2018 May

Antioch Review contributor Kent H. Dixon has a graphic novel, The Epic of Gilgamesh, that came out May 22, 2018.  Published by Seven Stories Press, Gilgamesh was created in collaboration with his son, Kevin H. Dixon—art by Kevin, translation by Kent. Reviews and orders at amazon.com and sevenstories.com.  Learn more.

Antioch Review contributor Holly Myers's story "My Arrival," which appeared in our “Kipling” issue (Spring 2015), was recently published in A Cylindrical Object on Fire in the Dark, a collection of short fiction published by Insert Blanc Press. For more information, go to Myers's website, thenand.com and see our Spring 2015 issue.

Antioch Review contributor James B. Nicola ("Rachel Carson," Spring 2017), recently reported that a lovely review of his third full-length collection, Wind in the Cave (Finishing Line Press), has just been posted at At the Inkwell: https://attheinkwell.com/wind-in-the-cave/. Coincidentally, the review is by another Antioch Review contributor, Benjamin Schmitt (Spring 2018). More interviews, links to videos, poems, upcoming events, and contact information are available at his website: https://sites.google.com/site/jamesbnicola/

Antioch Review contributor Michael W. Thomas's new title, The Portswick Imp: Collected Stories 2001-2016, is now available from Black Pear Press (https://blackpear.net/authors-and-books/michael-w-thomas/).  It includes 'Delfigo Street', first published in The Antioch Review (Spring 2002). 'Past, present and future meet throughout Thomas's stories and the meetings are not without dramatic consequence.  There is humour, too, and the chance for the reader to alight in many different places at significant times.'  Please visit Michael's website, www.michaelwthomas.co.uk

2018 April

Antioch Review contributor Martin Ott’s poem “Prayer for Morning Commute,” which was in the Spring 2015 issue of The Antioch Review, will appear in his new book LESSONS IN CAMOUFLAGE, now available for pre-order at C&R Press.

Antioch Review contributor James B. Nicola ("Rachel Carson," Spring 2017) was recently interviewed by The Ekphrastic Review about his latest collection, Out of Nothing: Poems of Art and Artists (Shanti Arts) Read the interview.  More interviews, links to videos, poems, upcoming events, and contact information are available at his website: https://sites.google.com/site/jamesbnicola/

2018 March

Antioch Review contributor Boyer Rickel’s new poetry collection, Tempo Rubato , was published this March by Green Linden Press. Also in spring, Seven Kitchen’s Press published his sonnet sequence, Music’s Hand-Maid, and Prairie Schooner named his essay, “Morgan: A Lyric,” winner of their Virginia Faulkner Excellence in Writing Award. Visit boyerrickel.com for more information about his publications and awards.

2018 February

On February 20, 2018, Robert Fogarty, John Dewey Professor of the Humanities, Emeritus, and Editor of The Antioch Review, was elected as a Fellow of the Massachusetts Historical Society (MHS). Founded in 1791, the Massachusetts Historical Society “is a center of research and learning dedicated to a deeper understanding of the American experience.” Fellows help shape the MHS through officer elections and bylaws and are elected by other Fellows.

Fogarty previously taught at Antioch College and served as editor of The Antioch Review since 1977. He is the author and editor of eight books, including Duty and Desire at Oneida (2000); “Literary Energy” in Editors on Fiction (1995); Special Love/Special Sex (1994) and All Things New: American Communes and Utopian Movements, 1860–1914, with articles and essays in The Nation, Times Literary Supplement, Manoa, and Boulevard, among others.

Fogarty is the recipient of the PEN / American Center Nora Magid lifetime achievement award for magazine editing 2003; Fulbright Distinguished Roving Lectureship in Korea; Visiting Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford; New York University Institute for the Humanities; Newberry Library; and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.

Under Fogarty’s leadership, The Antioch Review has been a finalist for “National Magazine Award” sponsored by the Columbia School of Journalism four years out of the last six.

Made up of distinguished scholars and civic leaders, Fellows also serve as ambassadors for the MHS through committee work and scholarly programs. Other notable Fellows elected at the February 20 meeting include former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and comedian Conan O’Brien.  

2017 December

The New Yorker's October 9th, 2017 issue features a review of  Antioch Review contributor Pia de Jong's recently published memoir, Saving Charlotte (Norton). It reads: "This compelling memoir by a Dutch novelist begins in 2000, when her daughter is born with a congential myeloid leukemia, a rare disease with a low rate of survival. De Jong and her husband decide against chemotherapy, which is likely to be both devastaing and ineffective. 'Parents always want to do everything for their children,' an incredulous oncologist protests. 'We do nothing,' de Jong responds. 'That can be a lot.' De Jong movingly describes the work of nursing her daughter to health, and sketches the Amsterdam neighborhood--the brothel next door, the local crank, the kind old man who lives across the canal--that seems to cocoon the struggling family."  Ms. de Jong's pieces have been featured in our Spring 2015 ("All She Ever Wanted") and Fall 2015 ("The Bat House") issues.  

Antioch Review contributor Kenneth King’s new dance, Labyrinth with Voices (a shape-shifting, gender-bending solo) wherein he ventriloquizes eight character voices will be presented by The Construction Company at University Settlement, (https://www.universitysettlement.org/us/) 184 Eldridge Street, NYC (two blocks south of Houston St. at Rivington St.), on Friday and Saturday, December 8th and 9th at 8:00pm. For more information about reservations and tickets ($15) call 212-924-7882.

King's novels include The Secret Invention, Red Fog, Bring on the Phantoms, and ​Writing in Motion​ (see novels here http://www.kennethkingmedia.com/).

King's works published in the Antioch Review include: "The Esthetics of Mystery" (Spring 2014); "Obsession—Beginning with the Brontës: A Revisitation"  (Spring 2015), and "Forgotten Masterpiece? Marguerite Young’s Miss MacIntosh, My Darling" (Winter 2016).

Our Fall 2017 issue (in production) includes his new piece, “Radio Mind.”

2017 November

New Rivers Press published Antioch Review contributor Margaret Benbow's  Boy Into Panther and Other Stories.  Chad Simpson, author of Tell Everyone I Said Hi said in his review "It's been a long time since I read a collection that crackled with such intelligence and wit. In Benbow's talented hands, each of these stories--often borne of the mundane, the everyday--transforms into something mythic, not quite of this world.  Boy Into Panther is a remarkable work of fiction."  To date, Benbow's works published in the Antioch Review include "Simeon and Gulden" (Winter 2018),  "Simeon and Art Night" (Spring 2017), "Simeon and the Rich Man" (Fall 2015),  "Joe Szabo and the Gypsy Bride" (Winter 2014), "Simeon Prophet and Johanna" (Spring 2013), "In the Midnight Hour" (Fall 1985), "Pizzeria" and "Woman Carrying Twins" (Summer 1979).  Benbow shares her insights about the development of this captivating book, its characters, and its story lines in "Origins: Boy Into Panther and Other Stories."

2017 July

Antioch Review contributor Kenneth King is busy. King collaborated with filmakers/directors Robyn Brentano and Andrew Horn to create Space City​ ​a 32m 34s video that features King's choregraphy and dancing with music by William-John Tudor and sets by Richard Birtzenhofe (see the video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suAec-QLHtg&t=94s). King is currently working on a new dance solo wherein he ventriloquizes eight character voices and is nearing the completion of a new novel.  King's novels include The Secret Invention, Red Fog, Bring on the Phatoms, and ​Writing in Motion​ (see novels here http://www.kennethkingmedia.com/).King's works published in the Antioch Review include: "The Esthetics of Mystery" (Catch-as-Catch-Can, Spring 2014); "Obsession—Beginning with the Brontës: A Revisitation" (Spring 2015), and "Forgotten Masterpiece? Marguerite Young’s Miss MacIntosh, My Darling" (Winter 2016).

2017 June

Antioch Review contributer and Winner of the 2016 Codhill Poetry Award, Brandon Kreig's second book In the Gorge​  (Codhill Press) is scheduled for release this month. Press releases describe King's collection as "an artfully self-aware poetry collection that attempts to capture humanity’s complicated and turbulent relationship with the natural world. Krieg’s smart, pastoral lyricism paints a restless portrait of America that is both grotesque and beautiful, honest and clever, and ultimately leaves us haunted by a future that has yet to happen: 'I rage against it a little, then eat from its open hand' (“On the Missouri After Election Day”). Order for King's new book can be placed through Codhill Press www.codhill.com​Kreig's first book Invasives​ was a finalist for the 2015 ASLE Book Award in Enviornmental Creative Writing. Kreig's poem "Echolocation" appears in our Fall 2013 Vol 71, No. 4 issue (Cartography with a Twist)​.

2017 April

Antioch Review contributor Melissa Delbridge ("West Greene and River Bend: Fun and Bait", Memoirs True & False, Fall 2006, Vol. 64 No. 4)  will lead the class, "Asking the Five Hard Questions: An Approach to Revising Memoir" at the North Carolina Writers' Network 2017 Spring Conference on April 22, 2017.

The NCWN 2017 Spring Conference features intensive workshops and sessions in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as publisher exhibits, "Lunch With an Author," readings, an open mic, and the third annual "Slush Pile Live!" where panelists comment on and critique anonymous submissions in front of a live audience. The keynote speaker is poet, critic, and essayist Fred Chappell, the former poet laureate of North Carolina and an inductee of the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame. Registration: www.ncwriters.org.

Melissa Delbridge’s writing and interviews have appeared in Antioch Review, Third Coast, Southern Humanities Review, Poets & Writers, and many other publications. Her memoir Family Bible (University of Iowa Press, 2008) evolved from essays written during her fellowship at Duke University’s John Hope Franklin Center for Interdisciplinary and International Studies and focuses on lessons she learned about sexuality, race, and forgiveness while growing up in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Her fiction and nonfiction have won the GLCA Nonfiction Award, the Theodore Christian Hoepfner Essay Award, and a fiction award from the Southern Women Writers Conference. She lives, teaches, and writes in Chatham County, NC.

2017 March

NewsWorks recently featured author Pia de Jong in "Dutch novelist Pia de John gives the world a window into America" wherein de Jong shares insights about her forary into writing that came about during her "midnight disease" bouts. She also shares her very personal and emotional experience regarding how she coped with one of her beloved children's life-threatening illness as well as her thoughts about "attachment parenting." Ms. de Jong's pieces have been featured in our Spring 2015 ("All She Ever Wanted") and Fall 2015 ("The Bat House") issues. 

Antioch Review author Bruce Fleming has written a new book: Saving Madame Bovary, a reflection on modern longing told through the lens of Gustave Flaubert's Madame Bovary. The book, described as a "stay-up-all-night read", will be released in April, 2017, by Frederic C Beil.  Works by Fleming published in the Antioch Review include: "At the Army-Navy Poetry Play-offs" (The Army-Navy Poetry Play-Offs, Vol. 49, No. 4, Fall 1991), "Woolf Cubs: Current Fiction" (Current Fiction I: Virginia's Progeny, "Woolf Cubs", Vol. 52, No. 4, Fall 1994); "Skirting the Precipice: Truth and Audience in Literature" (Hawaiian Epic: The Folding Cliffs, Vol. 56, No. 3, Summer, 1998); "Why I Love Conservatives" (All Essay Issue: "The Real O. J. Story", Vol. 62, No. 2, Spring 2004); "The Deep Springs College Cowboy Lunch" (Cowboy College, Vol. 67, No. 2, Spring 2009); "Postmoderism to Post-Crash: The New Ads in the New York Review of Books” (The Physics of Speed, Vol. 68, No. 4, Fall 2010); "Consider the Videocassette, or: Is Progress Possible?" (Our Doppelganger Moment, Vol. 71, No. 1, Winter 2013); and "Night in the Museum" (The Future of Museums: Challenges and Solutions, Vol. 74, No. 2, Spring 2016).

2017 February

We rarely publish playwrights in the Antioch Review: In 75 years of continuous publication, only two pieces of theater have appeared in our pages—less than one a generation.

Then again, we rarely encounter work like Will Eno’s. Eno's work "Intermission" appeared in our Reading the Archipelago, Vol. 60, No. 4 issue.

“People don’t talk the way they talk,” complains Jack, a character in Eno’s short play Intermission, which appears in the Fall 2002 issue of the Review. It’s a criticism that could easily be leveled against Eno’s characters themselves: Their words are charged with uncommon eloquence. Whatever his subject—theater, baseball, or simply, “little life, in its blazing imperfection,” (another line from Intermission,)—Eno writes with incisive clarity and expansive humor. His work feels vital. And it is.

We aren’t alone in thinking so: Eno’s 2005 play, Thom Pain (based on nothing) was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama. In 2014, his play, The Realistic Jonses, was named the best on Broadway by USA Today, and the best in America by The Guardian. Eno has been awarded both Guggenheim and Edward F. Albee fellowships. His work often appears at the Edinburgh Festival.

Suffice it to say Will Eno is a very good playwright.

That’s why we’re particularly excited to announce the production of his new play, Wakey, Wakey, by New York’s Signature Theatre Company. Performances run through March 19th.  On the play’s webpage, we’re told, “there’s a chance [it] will be a really good experience.” Knowing Will’s work as we do, we wouldn’t expect less.

2017 January

Pre-publication reviews are praising Antioch Review author Peter LaSalle and his new short story collection Sleeping Mask. Kirkus Reviews: "Haunting and evocative . . . . Lasalle's prose is lyrical, at times rhapsodic, and his characters memorable."  Booklist: "Engaging . . . . Lasalle, a literary descendant of Borges and Nabokov, writes with the inventiveness of his predecessors." The collection Sleeping Mask (Bellevue Literary Press: New York) presents 12 meticulously crafted and moving stories, such as “Boys: A New African Fable” about child soldiers sent to raid a girls’ boarding school, and “A Day in the Life of the Illness” about a Virginia Woolf scholar surviving cancer.  “Lunch Across the Bridge,” originally published in the Antioch Review Spring 2010 issue and selected for the anthology Best of the West 2011, deals with a young American couple confronted with drug-war violence in Mexico. Peter LaSalle’s stories have appeared in the Antioch Review since 1982.  Some of these include “A Guide to Some Small Border Airports” (Spring 1990), “The Last Book” (Winter 1996), “What I Found Out About Her” (Winter 2008), and  “Summer Conference Jack” (Summer 2013).

Professor Emeritus, Robert S. Fogarty, Editor of the Antioch Review, will judge for the 2017 Ellie Awards.  Judging will take place at the Columbia Journalism School.

2016 December

Author Laura Glen Louis' story "From the Museum of Found Things," was recently selected as of the Other Distinguished Stories of 2015 in Best American Stories 2016.  The story was originally published the Antioch Review Summer 2015 all fiction issue.

2016 October

Antioch College graduate and intern for the Antioch Review, Bianca Stone, poet and visual artist, is the author of Poetry Comics from the Book of Hours (LSU Press, 2016) and Someone Else’s Wedding Vows (Tin House, 2014), and she was artist/collaborator on a special illustrated edition of Anne Carson’s Antiogonick (New Directions, 2015). She runs the Ruth Stone Foundation and Monk Books with her husband, the poet Ben Pease, in Vermont and Brooklyn.

Poet, Adam Scheffler, recently released A Dog's Life. Here, Adam takes on true love, extinction, our fragile enviornment, ware, technology, porn, aging, and our fight againt it, cancer, nuring homes, and death. Adam's poem "On the Discovery that Oleic Acid is the 'Dead Smell' of ants" was originally published in the Spring 2013 issue of The Antioch Review.

On October 25th, Texas Review Press released the debut novel from Jeff P. Jones, Love Give us One Death: Bonnie and Clyde in the Last Days, which was selected by Tracy Daugherty as the winner of the George Garrett Fiction Prize.  The novel also received an Idaho Author Award.  Jones's short story "Iceland" appeared in the Summer 2015 issue of The Antioch Review.