If you haven’t heard, Solsiticelitmag received two citations for Notable Essays in The Best American Essays 2015. Jabari Asim and Mary Collins were chosen. Congratulations!
In this issue, we wish to honor the twentieth anniversary reissue of Richard Hoffman’s iconic, prescient memoir Half the House (New Rivers Press), a profound look into childhood abuse that has influenced many victims to come forward and take action. A must read! Also, please go to our Blog in this issue for a provocative, relevant interview with Richard.
We also are honoring Lou Jones, internationally known photographer, by featuring selections from his powerful new series, panAFRICAproject, which includes our cover photograph. Check out his artist’s statement in photography.
And as fiction editor, I offer thanks to our talented cast of diverse writers, a testament to co-existence in this time of division. From Donna Gordon’s literary horror story; to Tom Whalen’s postmodern take on a German language school; to Sarah Colwill-Brown’s tale of sexual exploitation; to William Petersen’s lyrical story of a jazz musician; to Brett Riley’s story of a disgraced vet; to two vastly different novel excerpts: Kim McLarin’s set back in the tumultuous life of a freed slave, and Alan Davis’s life of a marginal dreamer starting in the 60s.
These talented authors will enrich us, derail us, challenge us. So delve into our current issue, read on!
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