Issue 10

Gala Tenth Anniversary Edition! Sixty pages of poetry, including work by Chase Twichell, Amber Flora Thomas, Bertha Rogers, Cecilia Woloch, Collete Inez, Lyn Lifshin, Natania Rosenfeld and Alice Anderson. Fiction section includes new stories by David Hicks and Katherine Heiny. Creative non-fiction by Mark Sundeen, Katherine Koch, David Holub and Brian Castner. Cover and full color internal art by Vermont collage artist Marcus Ratliff.

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Issue 9

Powerful memoir takes the stage in this issue featuring a Vietnam-era dispatch by Kent Berg and a meditation on coming-out / coming of age by William Dameron. Poetry by Mark DeFoe, T. Alan Broughton, Robert Cooperman and Anne Whitehouse, among others..

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Issue 8

A medley/retrospective of work by poets featured over the years in SUNY-Plattsburgh’s Black Poetry Day series; Charles Fort, E. Ethelbert Miller, Tony Medina, Gretna Wilkinson and Marilyn Nelson. Fiction includes pieces by David Kidd, David Hicks, Rex Sexton and Kim Fehr. Nonfiction by Joe Weil and Julie Marie Wade...

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Issue 7

An all-star compilation, issue seven features non-fiction by Eric Liu, Madeleine Stein and Rudolf Ogoo Okonkwo; works by, among others, poets Collete Inez, Faith Shearin, Sheryl St. Germain and Jeanne Marie Beaumont, along with five poets in translation including Romanian poet Mircea Cartarescu...

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Issue 6

Work includes poetry by Francine Witte, T. Alan Broughton, W.E. Butts and translations by Alexis Levitin; fiction by Jacob Appel, Vanessa Blakeslee and Renato Escudero and a non-fiction piece by Tyrone Shaw.

Features print art by Romania-cum-Canadian artist Florin Hategan on the cover and inside.

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Issue 5

Poetry includes work by by Arthur Ginsberg, James Engelhardt, Changming Yuan; fiction and non-fiction by William Giraldi, Ernest J. Finney, Marc Dickinson and a graphic story by Nathan Holic.

Cover art by Massachusetts painter Ric Haynes...

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Issue 4

Poetry by Diane Swan, Rane Arroyo, Cynthia Chin and Barry Dempster, among others; includes fiction and non-fiction by Carol K. Howell, Maureen Tolman Flannery, Martha Witt.

Features rare cover art and four page color folio by Georgia outsider artist Rev. Howard Finster...

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Issue 3

Poetry includes work by Roger Mitchell, Megan Grumbling. WIlliam Snyder, Jr., Diane Glancy, Anne Whitehouse; fiction and non-fiction by Gila Tal, Paul Martone, Maggie Mitchell and Eitan Kadosh, among others.

Collage/photography cover art by Lebanese-born Canadian artist Sylvia Safdie, including four color works on card-stock inside..

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Issue 2

Special Quebecois poetry section features poets Genevieve Amyot, Michel Beaulieu, Jacques Brault and, lastly, Madeleine Gagnon’s work in translation (by Andrea Moorehead); poems by Ricardo Pau-Llosa, Rustin Larson, T. Alan Broughton and others. Fiction and non-fiction by Richard Dokey, David Della Fera and Meredith Sue Willis. Novel excerpt by Julia Alvarez...

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Issue 1

Stunning debut issue features work by celebrated poets Donald Revell, Jim Daniels, Rick Campbell and Amy Gerstler, among others. Fiction and non-fiction by such writers as Jay Parini, Wesley Brown, Francois Camoin, Xu Xi and Ann Tracy.

Features cover and interior art by Adirondack painter Frank Owen...

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Featured Writer

Chase Twichell

Chase Twichell was born in New Haven, Connecticut, and has lived for many years in the Adirondacks. A practicing Buddhist, she is the author of several books of poetry, and her work often reflects her spiritual practice. Introducing her collection The Snow Watcher (1998) to readers of the Washington Post, poet and critic Robert Pinsky describes the poems as “full of sharp observation, both of the world and herself, unsentimental poems with a sinewy intellectual toughness, and, as the book progresses, they open out into a stark, sometimes bewildered clarity.”

Twichell’s work has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Artists’ Foundation, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts...

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Featured Artist

Adrienne Nunez

Interviewed by Kendall Tamer, SR Spring 2015 Intern  Adrienne Nunez is a talented and versatile artist who has worked with Saranac Review in the past. She has been a “featured artist” on our webpage, andshe did the cover illustration for our 9th issue. Recently I was given the opportunity to interview her for our blog, and I was over the moon about it. She was cooperative, easygoing, and best of all, interesting! I found the answers to all of her questions to be genuine and a great reflection of the kind of person she is, which is, very original.The following interview was conducted through email correspondence:1. When did you realize you wanted to be anartist?That’s a great question! I had to thinkabout this a bit… I don’t think my parents pegged me as a visual artistbecause I was also interested in science and mathematics. 

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Latest Interview

David Hicks

About how many drafts did you write of “Higher Laws?”
About fifty! I’m not the kind of writer who crafts a story neatly, paragraph by paragraph. I’m the kind who gets the shitty first draft down and then revises for months. Or years.

When did you know that the piece was “done?”
When I read it through and (finally) didn’t make any changes. This was just after I added a passage in which Silverman turns inward and sees what a fraud he’s been. When I get to the (often embarrassing) truth about a character, and I cringe when I write it, that’s usually when I know the story is done, or close to done.

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FEATURED ARTICLES

MAY 04, 2015

Starting on April 8th and continuing though April 11th, almost fifteen-thousand writers will be gathering in Minneapolis for the annual AWP conference. So what exactly is the AWP conference?

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SEPTEMBER 20, 2014

Check out this great video of Elizabeth Cohen talking about her last book “The Hypothetical Girl.”

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OUR MISSION

The Saranac Review was born in 2004 out of four writers' vision to open a space for the celebration of many voices including those from Canada. Attempting to act as a source of connection, the journal publishes the work of emerging and established writers from both countries.

As our mission states, “The Saranac Review is committed to dissolving boundaries of all kinds, seeking to publish a diverse array of emerging and established writers from Canada and the United States.”

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