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Interview with Melanie Bell by Adrien Beaman

Melanie Bell holds an MA in Creative Writing from Concordia University. Her work has appeared in Cicada, Contrary Magazine, Huffington Post and other publications. She is the co-author of a nonfiction book, The Modern Enneagram, and her short story collection Dream Signs is forthcoming from Lost Fox Publishing. Her story A Limit to Growth was featured in the Summer Fiction issue of The Fiddlehead. 

Back of the road a ways: A Review by Susan Haley of Carol Bruneau's "Brighten the Corner Where You Are"

 

Back of the road a ways

Brighten the Corner Where You Are, Carol Bruneau. Vagrant Press, 2020.

 

Sometimes a gifted writer can convey a character by getting an absolute sense of that character’s voice. It is a peculiar kind of ventriloquism, some kind of almost hypnotic union, and when it works it is absolutely brilliant, as it is in Brighten the Corner Where You Are, by Carol Bruneau.

Ann DeVilbiss' Reading & Music Recommendations

Ann DeVilbiss has had work in BOAAT Journal, Gertrude, The Maine Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, and elsewhere, with work forthcoming in PANK Magazine. Her chapbook, When the Wolves Stay Quiet, is available from dancing girl press, and she lives and works in Louisville, Kentucky. Find more of her at anndevilbiss.com. Don't forget to look for Ann's poem Gut Feeling in the upcoming Autumn issue of The Fiddlehead

Jonathan D Meyer's Reading Recommendation:

Jonathan D. Meyer is a writer from Texas. He received an MFA from the University of Houston and was the recipient of an Inprint Donald Barthelme Prize. His work has appeared in Gulf Coast, Into the Void, and elsewhere. His story Meat Off The Bone is featured in the new Summer Fiction issue of The Fiddlehead. He currently works at Rice University. Find him online: @exjonrad

Miriam Vaswani's Reading Recommendation

Miriam Vaswani is a writer, content designer and PR based in Scotland. Her work has appeared in Gutter, untethered, Scottish PEN, The Stockholm Review and Tin House. She has lived in Russia, Germany and Tunisia, and grew up in Canada on the traditional territory of the Mi’kmaq people. Her story Dark Colours of Nature was featured in the new Summer Fiction issue of The Fiddlehead. @miriamvaswani 

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