Carl Schiffman, an Editors’ Prize finalist, has published work in numerous literary magazines, including a previous appearance in the Missouri Review. 
Dec 01 1999
It’s bad enough I’m a nigger, but I’ve got to be ugly, too!” Words overheard a few months ago on a Canarsie-bound L train in the New York City subway:
Jun 01 1993
For all the effort he made to be calm and detached, to be amused at his own foolish tension, the unlikely prospect taht he would feel grief after all these years for a man he had never known, Sonny did not feel like himself at all when he climbed out of the rental car inf ront of the open gates of the cemetery.