In the Winter Issue

Picking up where we left off with our Fall issue (No. 92), the newest issue of ZYZZYVA is packed with 200 pages of great writing and visual art from the best of West Coast writers and artists.

Here’s what’s inside:

  • Fiction from Karen Joy Fowler (on a righteous break up at a UC Davis dining hall), Adam Johnson (on the Greatest North Korean Story of All Time!), and Herbert Gold (on a Stanford golden girl gone bad)
  • A one-act play by Barry Gifford on Ernest Hemingway, Martha Gellhorn and a couple of Yankees players on the finca in Cuba
  • Verse from Melina Draper, Dean Rader, Kascha Semonovitch, Joseph Di Prisco, Amber Flora Thomas, Floyd Skloot, and David Wagoner
  • Essays from Gary Soto (on stirring the contempt of the hometown fans) and Carter Scholz (marveling at the astronomical accuracy of Kenneth Rexroth’s poetry), and a marvelous short story by Katie Chase on vendettas, short lives and youth football
  • Andrew Foster Altschul’s atmospheric fiction about a road trip that takes a left turn toward some kind of eternity, Faith Gardner’s arresting tale of a young dog-walker losing her grip, and Jackie Bang’s story on the peculiar family put together by “the Miner” and “the Collector”
  • And introducing Josh DuBose (and his brightly comic story of a bad honeymoon in Cozumel) and Patrick McGinty (and his darkly comic story, “Final Letter from a Crossing Guard”)

The Winter issue also features full-color paintings from Carson Murdach and Michael Brennan, the mysterious ambrotypes of Susan Seubert, and Reid Yalom’s meditative photographs of the French colonial legacy in Vietnam.

Get your four-issue subscription to ZYZZYVA now, and start with the Winter issue. Copies are limited.

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