SOLSTICELIT BOOKS ANNOUNCES:
SOLSTICE SELECTS: TWO YEARS OF DIVERSE VOICES
Our second print anthology brings readers some of the top writing published in Solstice: A Magazine of Diverse Voices in the last two years of our eight years of publication online. Our award winning Nonfiction (A Best of the Net Award and Notable Essays cited in The Best American Essays 2015 & 2016) focuses on immigration and shifting identities. Our Poetry ranges from Fred Marchant’s “The Migrants” to Meena Alexander’s “Little Burnt Holes” to Martha Collins’ “Exit/Exeunt.” We also offer poems in translation from Vietnamese, Romanian, and other languages. Our Fiction features eclectic styles: Laurie Foos’ magical realism, Valerie Miner’s suspenseful storytelling, and a historical novel excerpt by Kim McLarin. This fine collection reflects diversity in its multifaceted forms and constitutes a tribute to the human spirit.
Editor: Lee Hope
Nonfiction Editor: Richard Hoffman; Poetry Editors: Ben Berman and Dzvinia Orlowsky for
Poetry in Translation; Fiction Editor: Lee Hope; Managing Editor: Amy Grier
Nonfiction: Cecilia Weddell, Marianne Leone, Flora González, Thomas Larson, Tomás Nieto, J.D. Scrimgeour Poetry: Fred Marchant, Tran Nhuong, Dwayne Martine, Anne Weingart, Martha Collins, Hedy Habra, Richard Garcia, Karol Maliszweski, January O’Neil, Meena Alexander, Lynne Thompson, Karl Krolow, Jennifer Barber, Leonard Kress, Willy Palomo, Mieczyslaw Jastrun, Don Colburn, Ion Monoran Fiction: Laurie Foos, Estela González, Gregory Wolos, Valerie Miner, Kim McLarin
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This publication is supported in part by a grant from the Needham Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. With gratitude also to Diane and Lowell Dodge and to other private donors cited in our online journal.
SOLSTICE SELECTS: FIVE YEARS OF DIVERSE VOICES
Our inaugural print anthology brings readers some of the top writing published in Solstice: A Magazine of Diverse Voices during its first five years online. Lovers of short stories will find a wide range of styles to admire—from Helen Elaine Lee’s lyrical depiction of love in prison, to Jose Skinner’s magical realism, to David Huddle’s realism, and three stylistically inventive short shorts. Poetry includes Stephen Dunn’s doubletake in “The Undercover Man,” along with the lyricism of Major Jackson’s take on African Americans, and Diane Glancy’s lyrical take on Native Americans—plus important work by seventeen other American poets. And, as nonfiction editor Richard Hoffman writes, the “true” pieces in this anthology by authors Michael Steinberg, Jabari Asim, Michelle Cacho-Negrete, Sven Birkerts, Millicent Monks, and Mary Collins reflect “the struggle to come to terms with life in order to better connect to the experience of others.”
Kathleen Aguero, Jabari Asim, Sven Birkerts, Jenny Boully, Kurt Brown, Kelly Cherry, Martha Collins, Mary Collins, Stephen Dunn, Jeffrey Friedman, Richard Garcia, Ross Gay, Diane Glancy, Elizabeth Gonzalez, Alysia Nicole Harris, Dennis Hinrichson, David Huddle, Steven Huff, Major Jackson, Helen Elaine Lee, Robert Lopez, Millicent Monks, Michelle Cacho-Negrete, D. Nurske, Dzvinia Orlowsky, Rae Paris, Eli Reed, Natasha Sagè, Betsy Sholl, Josè Skinner, Karen Skolfield, Michael Steinberg, Afaa Michael Weaver