Dispatches | September 04, 2007

With Labor Day behind us, the next thing we’re looking forward to is the publication of our fall issue, due later this month.  New faces predominate in the issue, which we’ve titled “Exposed” for the many pieces that deal with things, people, situations that in one way or another have been stripped bare and shown for what they really are.  Our fiction selections include a fabular story about an island culture that refuses to acknowledge death, by emerging author David Lawrence Morse, and an agile debut by Shashi Bhat, which promises to be the first of many publications for her.  Elizabeth Harris Behling’s translation of a tale by Giulio Mozzi introduces the well-known (in Italy) Italian writer to a new American audience.  Poets Jennifer Atkinson and Joanne Diaz appear for the first time in TMR

And several writers who have previously been published in TMR are back with new work: Tom Ireland’s essay about cohabitation is utterly and pleasurably domestic: Can men and women live together happily in late-life relationships? he asks. J. Malcolm Garcia’s memoir about being on the scene in Afghanistan in the fall of 2001 asks a very different kind of question:  What will happen to women in a culture suddenly liberated from Taliban repression? 

There’s more: new poems by Kerry Hardie, short fiction by Gary Fincke, Nathan Oates’s essay review on novels that address terror post 9/11, and a delightful interview with Julian Barnes. . . .