My wonderfully talented husband has just released his debut collection of short stories, called, "Fine People." It is on sale now at Amazon for a mere $9, well worth the price! So many moving, well crafted stories. Authors such as the late great Joe David Bellamy, Philip F. Deaver, Kyle Minor, and others have weighed in on this collection and all applauded it. So proud of him!
The Provo Canyon Review, Vol. 3: Issue 4, Fall 2015
Fall: the season conjures colorful leaves, longer evenings and a brisk chill in the air. The perfect time to settle in with a favorite literary magazine and read the latest in nonfiction and poetry. This issue seems weighted toward poetry for a reason that was not our design, and we do hope that those of you fiction writers out there are not discouraged by the small amount of fiction we’ve been publishing lately. It is just that we have not gotten much in the way of fiction submissions that also fits along with our vision. So fiction writers out there, we urge you to read our guidelines, read our essay http://www.theprovocanyonreview.net/mcclelland-essay.html and truly take the sentiments expressed there seriously. The nonfiction we do offer this season is a top-notch tale by Tom Sheehan.
The poetry is multi-faceted and international, rich with imagery and nuanced in tone. We have poets represented from such diverse places as Nigeria and Australia, as well as fine North American poetry from the West, Mid-West, and East. We also have a prose poem, the first we’ve published, “Ground” by a unique polymath with equal footing in the artistic and scientific worlds. You may recognize some names from past issues, as well as many new voices as well. As always, we strive to bring you the best.
Chris and Erin
"I also found that I had to turn away from poets who make a puzzle of poetry. It is not a puzzle. It is not a game. One can play with words, yes, but you don't want to abandon that which is human and holy in what we're doing, for the sake of something merely formal, something prefabricated, something that toes a party line or follows a current fashion..."
"A poet with mastery of effects but without heart is not a full poet. Knowledge of craft makes the task easier, but to be a poet, one must first see, must experience wonder, must be moved."
--Tom Montag, "Notes on an Introduction," IN THIS PLACE
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