by T.J. MCLEMORE The Osage orange (that little tree by the lake we called bodark) grows fast and stays squat, blackland native stout-limbed and braiding her coarse hair. The dense flesh, perfect to make a bow arc or knife handle, … Read more
Yearly Archives: 2016
CQ Poet Hyejung Kook’s poem “Invention No. 7 in e minor” (CQ 65.1) was featured on Verse Daily: http://www.versedaily.org/2016/inventionno7ineminor.shtml
CQ Contributor Sarah Carey published her book, The Heart Contracts, with Finishing Line Press. You can view her previous publications here: http://sarahkcarey.com/publications/
by SAMUEL BEDNARCHIK New York City: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016 Riding a wave of glowing advance buzz, Jade Chang’s debut novel The Wangs vs. The World appeared on bookshelves in early October. Chang’s novel has been deservedly praised for its … Read more
Congrats to Dennis McFadden, the winner of the 2016 Press 53 Award for Short Fiction. His story “Dancing O’Hanlon” is featured in CQ 66.1!
by TRAVIS ALEXANDER Congrats to CQ contributor Geri Ulrey! Her essay “13 & B” from CQ 65.1 is a notable essay in Best American Essays 2016. On the third page of Ulrey’s fantastic essay, readers are treated to the following … Read more
Mimi Herman, to be featured in CQ 66.2, was selected as the 2017 North Carolina Piedmont Laureate! Congrats!
by LESLEE BECKER The name-calling started with an argument about John Wayne. We’d been watching a John Wayne movie on TV, my mother laying it on about The Duke’s good looks and heroism. My father shook his head. “John Wayne … Read more
by ROBERT DALL The address was somewhere near Newtown Creek, in the borderlands between Queens and Brooklyn but also between rebirth and decay: abandoned warehouses, chop shops, and fuel tanks slowly giving way to row houses, burger joints, and bodegas. … Read more
PAUL LINCZAK received an MFA from Syracuse University, where he was a Cornelia Carhart Ward Fellow in Fiction. His writing has appeared in Salt Hill and Stone Canoe. His story, “Frankenstorm,” appeared in Carolina Quarterly 65.3. CQ: While the protagonist … Read more