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Volume 31, #2, Fall 2015

ZYZZYVA Volume 31, #2, Fall 2015

Issue No. 104 continues our 30th anniversary celebration with a portfolio of art by the late, great artist Jay DeFeo, a new story by best-selling author Glen David Gold (his first piece of fiction in more than five years), and much more, including:

April Ayers Lawson’s “Vulnerability”: The married artist comes to New York to visit two interested men, unclear about her intentions.

Anthony Marra’s “The Last Words of Benito Picone”: A Buick sends him high above Market Street, and he lands in the everlasting company of a Soviet émigré and a young addict.

Patricia Engel’s “Ramiro”: Are there second chances for a slum kid and a teen girl working with the priests at San Ignacio?

Mauro Javier Cardena’s “Dora and Her Dog”: Meeting for ice cream in the Hayes Valley, his ex-girlfriend asks, What would you endure jail for?

Caille Millner’s “The Politics of the Quotidian” (a Best American Short Stories 2016 selection): A besieged instructor finally ditches her philosophy department.

And fiction from Spencer Seward and David L. Ulin; an essay from poet Andrew David King on a series of “bone” art by Jay DeFeo, Patrick Brice and Sammy Harkham’s “Hang Loose,” a screenplay about an older surf bum’s desultory homecoming; and poetry from Karen Leona Anderson, Sally Ashton, Joseph Di Prisco, Cecelia Hagen, Jennifer Richter, and Molly Spencer.

In the Fall Issue

Issue No. 104 continues our 30th anniversary celebration with a portfolio of art by the late, great artist Jay DeFeo, a new story by best-selling author Glen David Gold (his first piece of fiction in more than five years), and much more, including:

April Ayers Lawson’s “Vulnerability”: The married artist comes to New York to visit two interested men, unclear about her intentions.

Anthony Marra’s “The Last Words of Benito Picone”: A Buick sends him high above Market Street, and he lands in the everlasting company of a Soviet émigré and a young addict.

Patricia Engel’s “Ramiro”: Are there second chances for a slum kid and a teen girl working with the priests at San Ignacio?

Mauro Javier Cardena’s “Dora and Her Dog”: Meeting for ice cream in the Hayes Valley, his ex-girlfriend asks, What would you endure jail for?

And fiction from Spencer SewardCaille Millner (a besieged instructor finally ditches her philosophy department), and David L. Ulin; an essay from poet Andrew David King on a series of “bone” art by Jay DeFeo, Patrick Brice and Sammy Harkham’s “Hang Loose,” a screenplay about an older surf bum’s desultory homecoming; and poetry from Karen Leona AndersonSally AshtonJoseph Di PriscoCecelia HagenJennifer Richter, and Molly Spencer.

You can get a copy of No. 104 here, or, better yet, order a subscription to ZYZZYVA and we’ll start you off by shipping you the Fall issue.

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