This award-winning literary newspaper, founded in 1999, is published by Friends of Coast Community Library in Point Arena, in cooperation with the Independent Coast Observer of Gualala, and appears quarterly as a section of the ICO. 1500 copies are also distributed independently to selected bookstores, cafés, libraries and cultural centers in Northern, Central and Southern California. Subscriptions are $24 per year for four issues sent by first-class mail. Sample glimpses can be had here, and a paper copy can be obtained gratis by contacting the editor with a postal address. The editor can be reached by email at skrcr@stephenkessler.com. Letters only—no attachments or submissions. For writers' guidelines, scroll down to bottom of page.


The Redwood Coast Review

Volume 16, Number 3, Summer 2014. Essays by Jonah Raskin on American writers and wilderness; Stephen Kessler on democracy, elitism and the arts; Thomas Fuchs on fame and historical memory; Marguerite Guzmán Bouvard on waiting for the muse at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts; Cecile Lusby on secrets of the Iowa Writers Workshop. Book reviews by Rebecca Taksel on Zooburbia by Tai Moses; Marc Hofstadter on Looking for Heroes in Postwar France by Neal Oxenhandler; Hilda Johnston on books by Lee Smolin and other physicists. Memoir by Mike Tuggle. Fiction by Pamela Powell. Poems by Jack Marshall and Kelly Cressio-Moeller. Columns on Coast Community Library by Alix Levine and Julia Larke. Original illustrations by Mindy Eisman and Kay Bradner. Letter from Lee Quarnstrom.
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Volume 16, Number 2, Spring 2014. Essays by Roberta Werdinger on self-making and the memoir, Barry Fruchter on reading Proust, Stephen Kessler on Wanda Coleman, Rebecca Lawton on Zara Raab, Marc Hofstadter on Anton Webern, Rebecca Taksel on the beauty of rummage sales, Jane Merryman on Raymond Chandler, Jonah Raskin on Barry Gifford, Stephen Kessler on Buz Bezore. Columns by Alix Levine on Coast Community Library, Laura Schatzberg on finding a library in Ukraine. Poem by Luis Cernuda. Letters from Thomas Fuchs, Kate Todd, Marguerite Bouvard and Stephen O. Murray.
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Volume 16, Number 1, Winter 2014.
Essays by William Greenwood on the painting of Richard Diebenkorn, Mike Tuggle on his father's vision on Okinawa during World War II, Stephen Kessler on the valuable uselessness of a liberal arts education, Zara Raab on Osip Mandelstam, Hilda Johnston on Vassily Grossman and Andrey Platonov, Jane Merryman on Verdi's improvement of Shakespeare's Macbeth, Pamela Malone on cooking across the generations, Christine Warren on shoes, Jonah Raskin on Jack London and his doppelgangers. Poems by Wilfredo Castaño and William Greenwood. Columns on Coast Community Library by Alix Levine and Julia Larke. Letter from Alexa Mergen on teaching teenagers to read.
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Volume 15, Number 4, Summer 2013.
Essays by E. G. Willy on the decline of reading among high school students; Jan Edwards on her “Crime of Passion”; Noel E. Olson on “Faith, Art and the Internet”; Dion Oreilly on "The Pleasure Pit”; Stephen Kessler on “Summer Travelers”; Jonah Raskin on Bay Area women writers; George Keithley on “Meeting Father Coyote”; Marc Hofstadter on the music of Arnold Schoenberg.  Rebecca Taksel reviews Amor and Psycho by Carolyn Cooke.  Columns on Coast Community Library by Alix Levine and Julia Larke.  Fiction by Wilfredo Q Castaño.  Poems by Richard O. Moore and George Keithley.  Letters from Nancy Kael, Russell Hall, Wendy Bertrand, Steve Heilig, and Christine Warren.  Original art by PT Nunn.
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Volume 15, Number 3, Summer 2013.
Essays by Rebecca Taksel on art, landscape and memory; Jane Merryman on her passion for the Dewey Decimal System; Stephen Kessler on "How I Became Hispanic"; Roberta Werdinger on Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska in light of Aristotle's Poetics; Thomas Fuchs on Yankee Lawyer: The Autobiography of Ephraim Tutt; Hilda Johnston on the family and tales of Arturo Vivante; Jonah Raskin on D. H. Lawrence; Jonah Raskin on Our Southern Home by Waights Taylor; Pamela Malone on Scratch Pegasus by Stephen Kessler.  Column by Julia Larke on Coast Community Library summer programs.  Letters from Gerald Nicosia, Lee Quarnstrom, Mike Tuggle, and Kim Burns. Original illustrations by Kay Bradner.
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Volume 15, Number 2, Spring 2013.
Essays by Jonah Raskin on how Jack Kerouac's biographers have been taken for a ride, Hilda Johnston on home traveling with Flann O'Brien and Enrique Vila-Matas, Stephen Kessler on Oscar Night and Hollywood's techno-identity crisis, Alta Ifland on the curious politics and sensuous fiction of Chinese Nobel laureate Mo Yan, Jane Merriman on the powers of the black dress, Rebecca Taksel on clothing as flesh and as armor, Daniel Barth on two poetic-detective novels by Bart Schneider, Barbara Baer on Occupy and Other Stories by Dan Coshnear.  Reports on Coast Community Library by Lori Hubbart & Greg Jirak and Elizabeth Kalen.  Poem by Jennie Orvino.  Letters from Henry Kessler, Lee Quarnstrom, Pamela Malone, Michael Wurster, and Kay Bradner.
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Volume 15, Number 1, Winter 2013. Essays by Stephen Bakalyar on the romance of astronomy, Zara Raab on architect Wendy Bertrand, Stephen Kessler on the retirement of Philip Roth, Terry Ross on the forgotten writers of San Francisco State, Pamela Malone on Lois Banner's new biography of Marilyn Monroe, Jane Merryman on the visual artistry of black-and-white movies, Erin Schey on Andy Couturier's book A Different Kind of Luxury.  Memorial tributes to Arthur Winfield Knight and Fionna Perkins by Stephen Kessler.  Fiction by Arthur Winfield Knight.  Poems by Fionna Perkins, Robert S. Pesich and Stephen Kessler.  Column by Julia Larke on Coast Community Library.
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Volume 14, Number 4, Fall 2012. Essays by Jonah Raskin on Philip Choy's San Francisco Chinatown; Rebecca Taksel on how to hang out; Stephen Kessler on the creativity of criticism; Zara Raab on Cathy Luchetti's cultural histories of the Old West; Carolyn Cooke on Alexander Cockburn; Bruce Patterson on a boyhood trip to Liberal, Kansas.  Reviews of Gerald Nicosia's One and Only by Pat Nolan; Marc Hofstadter's Healing the Split by Clive Matson; Francine Shapiro's Getting Past Your Past by Ida Egli & Mary Dee Bowers.  Columns on Coast Community Library by Greg Jirak, Lori Hubbart, and Julia Larke.  Poems by Vicente Aleixandre, Morgen Pack, Antler, and Walter Martin.  Letter from Pamela Malone.  Original art by Kay Bradner.
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Volume 14, Number 3, Summer 2012.
Essays by John Flynn on family, immigration and identity; Zara Raab on mathematician and writer/filmmaker Edward Frenkel; Stephen Kessler on a trip to Los Angeles with Albert Camus and Juliette Binoche; Walter Martin on an encounter in a secondhand bookstore; Rebecca Taksel on ecstatic tourism; Daniel Barth on Jane Reichhold, Lafcadio Hearn and short poetic forms; Marc Hofstadter on Leonard Cirino; Stephen Bakalyar on The Information by James Gleick; Suzanne Jill Levine on a photo of Jorge Luis Borges by Diane Arbus; Stephen Kessler on Cherry and Pine by Sandra Waller.  Poems by Fionna Perkins, Carolyn Tipton, and William P. Meyers.  Letter from Roger Greenwald.  Columns on Coast Community Library by Alix Levine and Julia Larke.  Original art by Roberta Tewes.
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Volume 14, Number 2, Spring 2012.
Essays by Roberta Werdinger on paying attention to place; Stephen Kessler on Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson; Stephen Kessler on Vivian Maier; Hilda Johnston on The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elizabeth Tova Bailey, and Firmin and Glass by Sam Savage; Rebecca Taksel on The Tree of Life, a film by Terrence Malick; Daniela Hurezanu on The Lizard's Tale by José Donoso; Rebecca Taksel on Body of a Dancer by Renée D'Aoust; Jonah Raskin on The Rum Diary by Hunter S. Thompson.  Columns on Coast Community Library by Alix Levine and Julia Larke.  Poems by Ari Feld, Roger Greenwald, and C R. Resetarits.  Letter from Barbara Baer.
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Volume 14, Number 1, Winter 2012.
Essays by Rebecca Taksel on "The Perfect House," Daniel Barth on Marijuanaland by Jonah Raskin, Stephen Kessler on literary translators in Kansas City, Elizabeth Kadetsky on "Joiners and Haters" at Penn State, Judith Newton on The Trip, Zara Raab on the poetry of George Keithley, Bruce Patterson on a close call in the backcountry, Christopher Byck on Arthur Winfield Knight's Sam Bonner trilogy, Jonah Raskin on Ambrose Bierce; columns on Coast Community Library by Alix Levine and Julia Larke; classical knockoffs by Walter Martin; prose poems by Daniel Richman and Stephen Kessler.
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Volume 13, Number 4, Fall 2011.
Essays by Roger Greenwald on David M. Collins, Alexa Mergen on California water, Stephen Kessler on Charlotte Salomon and Gertrude Stein, Jonah Raskin on Ry Cooder's Los Angeles Stories, Hilda Johnston on Isaac Newton, Roberta Werdinger on Yehuda Amichai and Mahmoud Darwish, Pamela Malone on Carolyn Cooke's Daughters of the Revolution and James Warner's All Her Father's Guns, Marc Hofstadter on Alta Ifland's Death-in-a-Box, Thomas Fuchs on his dream book, Alix Levine and Pearl Watts on the Mendocino County Libraries Initiative; fiction by Morgen Pack and Cheri Ause; poems by Walter Martin and Raymond Queneau; original art by Kay Bradner.
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Volume 13, Number 3, Summer 2011.
Essays by Jonah Raskin on Rebecca Solnit; Anna Mills on Rebecca Solnit; Pamela Malone on "Cherry Blossoms"; Alexa Mergen on books by Steve Edwards and Bruce Patterson; Zara Raab on books by Rebecca Foust, Anne Coray, and Nick Flynn; Dion OReilly on growing up in Soquel; Laura Schatzberg on "White Water"; Daniela Hurezanu on Book Expo America; Becky Button on Sex at Dawn; Stephen Kessler and Pearl Watts on Richard Perkins.  Column on Coast Community Library by Alix Levine.  Poems by Maguerite Bouvard, Antler, and Marc Hofstadter.  Letter from Susan Kennedy.  Original illustration by Mindy Eisman.
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Volume 13, Number 2, Spring 2011.
Essays by Mike Tuggle on being a young writer in New York, Jonah Raskin on Stieg Larsson, Stephen Kessler on F. A. Nettelbeck, Daniel Barth on Alan Lomax, Hilda Johnston on fairy tales and physics, Rebecca Taksel on Sylvia Townsend Warner, Zara Raab on Sharon Doubiago. Fiction by Alta Ifland. Columns on Coast Community Library by Alix Levine and Julia Larke. Five poems by F. A. Nettelbeck. Original art by Kay Bradner. Letters from Carolyn Tipton and Marguerite Bouvard.
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Volume 13, Number 1, Winter 2011.
Essays by Rebecca Taksel on "Scheming in Color," Herbert Kohl on "My Blue Heron," Stephen Kessler on "Museum Mysteries," Francesca Preston on "Eating and Writing," Roberta Werdinger on "Calling the Cat," Ryder W. Miller on "Goodbye to Ocean Beach?," Jane Merriman on "The Pasha's Music," Pamela Malone on Robin Black, Jonah Raskin on Jorge Luis Borges.  Fiction by Thomas Fuchs.  Poems by Daniel Richman and Walter Martin.  Columns on Coast Community Library by Alix Levine and Lori Hubbart.  Orginal art by PT Nunn, Francesca Preston, Kay Bradner and Roberta Tewes.
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Volume 12, Number 4, Fall 2010.
Essays by Stephen Gutierrez on The Big Fresno Fair, Hilda Johnston on the Day of the Dead, Stephen Kessler on George Hitchcock, Rebecca Taksel on Christopher Hitchens, Carolyn Cooke on John Updike, Julian Hoffman on distance and coincidence; reviews by Jonah Raskin on Bill Bradd's Notebooks from the Emerald Empire, Kit Knight on Norris Church Mailer's A Ticket to the Circus, Pamela Malone on Jake Fuchs's Conrad in Beverly Hills.  Columns on Coast Community Library by Alix Levine and Laura Schatzberg.  Letters from Tai Moses and Dorothy Ruef.  Original art by Dimitris Noulis.
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Volume 12, Number 3, Summer 2010.
Essays by Roberta Werdinger on Edward S. Curtis & Marianne Wiggins; Carolyn Cooke on weedwhackers & big game; Stephen Kessler on Sonny Rollins; Jonah Raskin on Richard O. Moore; Hilda Johnston on quantum theory & astrophysics; Jane Merryman on notaries & opera; Jonah Raskin on Kay Ryan & Billy Collins.  Reviews by Zara Raab of Thomas Farber's Hesitation Marks, and by Valerie Ross of Stephen Kessler's The Mental Traveler.  Columns on Coast Community Library by Alix Levine and Lori Hubbart.  Original art by PT Nunn.
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Volume 12, Number 2, Spring 2010.
Essays by Carolyn Cooke on a walk on the cattle ranch in Point Arena, Julian Hoffman on shepherds in southern Greece, Brian Jay Stanley on visiting San Francisco, Stephen Kessler on J. D. Salinger, Daniela Hurezanu on the Nobel Prize and its recipients, Daniel Barth on Ed McClanahan.  Reviews: Keith Abbott's Downstream from Trout Fishing in America: A Memoir of Richard Brautigan, reviewed by Jonah Raskin; Alta Ifland's Elegy for a Fabulous World, reviewed by Jane Merryman; Barbara Baer's Grisha the Scrivener, reviewed by Peter Boffey; Gordon Hempton's One Square Inch of Silence, reviewed by McCabe Coolidge.  Columns on Coast Community Library by Alix Levine and Laura Schatzberg.
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Volume 12, Number 1, Winter 2010.
Essays by Rebecca Taksel on memory and bakeries, Herbert Kohl on Gene Hendrickson, Stephen Kessler on beauty and truth, Carolyn Cooke on the era of Michael Jackson and Madonna, Jonah Raskin on Edward Said, Barbara Baer on the poetry of Celia Gilbert.  Fiction by Jake Fuchs.  Columns on Coast Community Library by Alix Levine and Lori Hubbart.  The Sweet Rain by Arthur Winfield Knight. Original drawings by Futzie Nutzle and Karl Vidstrand.
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Volume 11, Number 4, Fall 2009.
Essays by Elizabeth Kadetsky on Frank McCourt, Barry Fruchter on Taking Woodstock, Stephen Kessler on Greg Hall, Marek Brieger on Peter Najarian, Jonah Raskin on Jan Kerouac, Donna Parson on paper boats, Alexa Mergen on uprootedness & creativity.  Reviews by C. E. McAuley on Field Days by Jonah Raskin, and by Marilyn Alderson on Food Hates You, Too by Robert Weinstock.  Columns by Alix Levine and Laura Schatzberg on Coast Community Library.  Nine poems by Greg Hall. Letters from Lee Quarnstrom, Melanie Jennings, Susan Bono, John Flynn, Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, Peter Reimuller and Paul Hanson.
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Volume 11, Number 3, Summer 2009.
Essays by Stephen Kessler on James D. Houston, Daniel Barth on Larry McMurtry, Daniela Hurezanu on Aleksandar Hemon, Valerie Ross on Stephenie Meyer, Frederick Lapisardi on Arthur Winfield Knight. Memoirs by Sheila Golburgh Johnson and Renée E. D’Aoust. Fiction by Ron Sackman and Morgen Pack (winners of Gualala Arts Creative Writing Contest). Poems by Kathleen Flowers and Alta Ifland. Columns on Coast Community Library by Alix Levine and Laura Schatzberg. Original illustrations by Carol Zaloom, PT Nunn and Mindy Eisman.
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Volume 11, Number 2, Spring 2009.
Essays by Rebecca Taksel on owning a redhead, Alexa Mergen on living poetry, Stephen Kessler on the trouble with publishing, Jonah Raskin on Patricia Highsmith, Sally Buffington on playing the flute, Cecile Lusby on music & memory.  Reviews of Matt Rothschild by Pamela Malone, and of Marilynne Robinson by Peter Boffey.  Columns on Coast Community Library by Alix Levine, Marilyn Alderson & Ed Brush.  Poems by Sandra Waller, Jan Steckel, and Stephen Kessler.
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Volume 11, Number 1, Winter 2009. Memoir by Melanie Jennings; essays by Stephen Kessler on RCR 10th anniversary; Marguerite Bouvard on literature and spirituality; Mardith Louisell on a walking tour of a former concentration camp in Austria; Carl Brush on Oakley Hall.  Reviews of Barack Obama by Marc Hofstadter; the poetry of Mao Zedong by Jonah Raskin; books by Lisa Margonelli and Susan Griffin by Barbara L. Baer.  Columns on Coast Community Library by Judy Hardy and Laura Schatzberg.  Poem by Deborah S. Friedman.
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Volume 10, Number 4, Fall 2008.
Essays by Geoffrey Dunn on Jack London biographies; C. Kevin Smith on Big Sur fires; Stephen Kessler on Woody Allen and Isabel Coixet films; Marc Hofstadter on the music of Elliott Carter; William Zehringer on John Muir; Daniela Hurezanu on Steven Millhauser; Marek Breiger on Gerald Haslam; Daniel Barth on Jonah Raskin's The Radical Jack London. Columns on Coast Community Library by Judy Hardy and Lori Hubbart. Poems by Greg Hall, Antler, and Arthur Winfield Knight. Click here to read any or all pages of this issue.

Volume 10, Number 3, Summer 2008. Essays by Martha K. Davis, Jake Fuchs, Stephen Kessler, Jonah Raskin, Ben Miller, C. Kevin Smith, Jane Merryman, Barbara L. Baer. Poems by David Robertson, Elizabeth Hurley, Anne Pierson Wiese. Columns on Coast Community Library by Laura Ishimaru and Laura Schatzberg.
Click here to read “Realm of Possibility: Notes on the Life & Death of Tillie Olsen” by Martha K. Davis.
Click here to read “Marvelous!” by Jake Fuchs.
Click here to read “Summer of 68: What I Learned from Bobby Kennedy” by Stephen Kessler.
Click here to read “Child's Children: Food and the 1960s Radical” by Jonah Raskin.

Volume 10, Number 2, Spring 2008.
Essays by Rebecca Taksel, Gretchen Butler, Stephen Kessler, William Zehringer, Jonah Raskin, Daniela Hurezanu and Jane Merryman. Columns on Coast Community Library by Laura Ishimaru and Lori Hubbart. Poem by Daniel Barth.
Click here to read "Language and Politics: How Cheap is Talk" by Stephen Kessler.
Click here to read "True to Life," Daniela Hurezanu on abortion vs. communism in 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days.

Volume 10, Number 1, Winter 2008. Essays by Daniel Barth, C. Kevin Smith, Stephen Kessler, Jonah Raskin, Anna Mills, and Marc Elihu Hofstadter; letters from Dana Gioia, Edward Mycue, DJ Carlile; poems by Jan Steckel and Marc Elihu Hofstadter; columns on Coast Community Library by Laura Ishimaru and Laura Schatzberg; illustrations by Futzie Nutzle and Diana Moll.
Click here to read "Staying Afloat" by Daniel Barth.
Click here to read "Lessing Is More" by Jonah Raskin.

Volume 9, Number 4, Fall 2007. Fiction by Jake Fuchs and Alta Ifland; essays by John Hafner, Stephen Kessler, Marguerite Guzman Bouvard, Robert Gregory and Pamela Malone; poems by Noah Charles Pierce, Sandra Waller and Greg Hall; columns on Coast Community Library by Laura Ishimaru and Lori Hubbart.
Click here to read Iraq War poems, by Noah Charles Pierce (1983-2007), and “A Stone” by Sandra Waller.
Click here to read “Days of the Dead” and “A Sweet, Sensitive Kid” by Stephen Kessler.

Volume 9, Number 3, Summer 2007. Essays and reviews by Rebecca Taksel, Jonah Raskin, Stephen Kessler, Barbara L. Baer, Daniela Hurezanu, Peter Rivard, Laura Schatzberg, Valerie Ross. Columns on Coast Community Library by Beth Knoche and Terra Black. Poems by Victor Hugo and Jorge Luis Borges.
Click here to read “War Correspondent,” Daniela Hurezanu's review of Suite Francaise by Irène Némirovsky, and “Alien About to Depart” by Sandra Waller.

Volume 9, Number 2, Spring 2007. Essays by Daniel Barth, George Keithley, Stephen Kessler, Ben Miller, Jane Merryman, Jonah Raskin. Book review: Pomegranate Roads by Gregory M. Levin, reviewed by Miriam Owen. Columns on Coast Community Library by Beth Knoche and Terra Black. Poems by Marc Elihu Hofstadter, Alta Ifland, Greg Hall, Futzie Nutzle, Langston Hughes.
Click here to read “Deal with the Devil: Google's Universal Library of Babel” by Stephen Kessler.

Volume 9, Number 1, Winter 2007. Nonfiction narrative by Renée D’Aoust. Essays by Stephen Kessler and Daniela Hurezanu. Fiction by C. Kevin Smith, W. Jason Niedermeyer, Chester Case, and Nicholas Radtkey. Poem by Alexa Mergen. Book review: Grub: Ideas for an Urban Organic Kitchen by Anna Lappé & Bryant Terry, reviewed by Miriam Owen. Columns on Coast Community Library by Beth Knoche and Terra Black.
Click here to read “Pitching Kafka: What is a (good) story?” by Daniela Hurezanu.

Volume 8, Number 4, Fall 2006. Essays by Clark Brown, Steve Edwards, Stephen Kessler, Rebecca Taksel, Jane Merryman, and Arthur Winfield Knight. Fiction by Kerry Trautman. Poem by Peter Boffey. Book Review: Party in the Blitz: The English Years by Elias Canetti, reviewed by Daniela Hurezanu. Columns on Coast Community Library by Beth Knoche and Terra Black.
Click here to read “An Unknown Writer: Richard P. Brickner (1933-2006)” by Stephen Kessler.

Volume 8, Number 3, Summer 2006. Essays by Daniela Hurezanu and Jessica Grant. Memoirs by Robert Gold and Sally W. Buffington. Fiction by Jake Fuchs. Book reviews: De Profundis by Oscar Wilde; What Happened Here: Bush Chronicles by Eliot Weinberger; Cutty, One Rock by August Kleinzahler; Present Company by W. S. Merwin; Pleasure by Gary Young; Shark’s Tooth by Marc Elihu Hofstadter; Diary of Andrés Fava by Julio Cortázar; Everyman by Philip Roth, reviewed by Stephen Kessler; The Time of Our Singing by Richard Powers, reviewed by Peter Boffey; The Bell by Iris Murdoch; The Nine Tailors by Dorothy L. Sayers; Master and Commander by Patrick O’Brian, reviewed by Jane Merryman. Columns on Coast Community Library by Beth Knoche and Terra Black.
Click here to read “No Success Like Failure: The writer as failed nonwriter” by Jessica Grant.

Volume 8, Number 2, Spring 2006. Fiction by Rebecca Taksel. Essays by Stephen Kessler, Barbara L. Baer, Bradley Haas, Sandra Waller, and C. Kevin Smith. Memoir by Jo Rouse. Fable by Alta Ifland. Poem by Marc Elihu Hofstadter. Book review: Earthly Signs: Moscow Diaries, 1917-1922 by Marina Tsvetaeva, reviewed by Daniela Hurezanu. Columns on Coast Community Library by Beth Knoche and Terra Black.
Click here to read “Ferlinghetti: Canonized, but not co-opted” by Stephen Kessler, and “Double Lives” by Alta Ifland.



WRITERS’ GUIDELINES

While special consideration is given to Northern California writers, we welcome submissions and have published work from all over the United States and beyond. Stories are typically illustrated with original artwork or photographs. Essays of all kinds are our primary interest and greatest strength editorially. Personal history, cultural criticism and book reviews (of recent or classic works) are especially welcome. We are looking for work with a strong individual voice and viewpoint, sharp wit and distinctive style. Our 12-page tabloid format makes us value economy, readability and original intelligence aimed at a literate but nonspecialist reader.

We publish very little fiction—perhaps one story per issue—but are open to the best of what comes in. We are even more selective when it comes to poetry, though as space permits we do publish the occasional poem that strikes us as exceptional. Prose may range from brief reviews of 300 words to essays or stories of 3000 words or more. The longer the story, the stronger it has to be to justify the space required to accommodate it. We pay in copies.

Submissions should be typed neatly, double spaced, with author’s name, address, daytime phone and email at the top of the first page. A self-addressed, stamped envelope is required for our reply. We report back promptly, though work being given serious consideration may be held for as long as 8 to 12 weeks while we make our final decision.

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