Front Porch Journal
welcome to our latest issue of Front Porch, featuring fiction from Alex M. Frankel, Carol Guess, and Kelly Magee, poetry from Gary L. McDowell, Chris Haven, Ciara Shuttleworth, and Michelle Donahue, and nonfiction from Anthony J. Mohr and Emily Eddins. Also in this issue, new interviews with John Dufresne, Kiki Petrosino, Nelly Reifler, and Jillian Weise, as well as video Q&A sessions with Karen Russell and Justin Torres. Pull up a rocking chair, relax, and feel welcome to lounge on our porch as long as you'd like
—Jeremy Garrett, Managing Editor
Pill Mills In Paradise: An Interview with John Dufresne
Going Down To the Body: An Interview with Kiki Petrosino
How To Plan Your Own Abduction: An Interview with Nelly Reifler
Poems Over Parties: An Interview with Jillian Weise
The Inside of an Apple by Joshua Beckman, Reviewed by Sara Lupita Olivares
Nuclear War and Environmental Catastrophe by Noam Chomsky and Laray Polk, Reviewed by Graeme Mullen
X Marks the Dress: A Registry by Kristina Marie Darling and Carol Guess, Reviewed by Laura Drell
The Kind of Girl by Kim Henderson, Reviewed by Chelsea Campbell
Taipei by Tao Lin, Reviewed by Kamron Mehrinfar
The Skin Team by Jordaan Mason, Reviewed by Jeremy Bauer
Sidewalk Dancing by Letitia Moffitt, Reviewed by Mike Pitoniak
Herself When She’s Missing by Sarah Terez Rosenblum, Reviewed by Cristina Chopalli
The End of San Francisco by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore, Reviewed by M. Perna
One of the major perks of pursuing an MFA at Texas State University in San Marcos is our continuing reading series featuring premiere poets, writers, and critics of the English langauge, owing in no small part to the Texas State English Department, The Lindsey Reading Series, and The Burdine Johnson Foundation. Below is just a sample of some of the readings, talks, and Q&As delivered by the wonderful guests who have recently visited us at the Wittliff Collections in the Alkek Library at Texas State University, and the Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center in Kyle, Texas. We hope you enjoy them. For more videos and sound recordings, please visit the Front Porch Audio/Video Archives.
Karen Russell answers questions at the Wittliff Collections at Texas State University in San Marcos.
Justin Torres answers questions at the Witliff Collections at Texas State University in San Marcos.
Fiction writer Elissa Schappel reads in the Wittliff Gallery at Texas State University in San Marcos.
Michael Dickman reads his work at the Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center in Kyle, Texas.
Mihaela Moscaliuc reads in the Wittliff Gallery at Texas State University in San Marcos.
George Saunders reads his work at the Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center in Kyle, Texas.