The Winter 2016 issue of the North American Review is now out.
North American Review (NAR) is the oldest and one of the most culturally significant literary magazines in the United States. Past contributors include important nineteenth-century American writers and thinkers such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Frederick Douglass, Edith Wharton, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman; and twentieth-century writers like William Carlos Williams, John Steinbeck, Thomas Wolfe, William Saroyan, and Flannery O’Connor.
And now add to the list…little old insignificant me. My poem “How to Keep It Real When Everything Has Gone Wrong” appears in the Winter 2016 issue. This issue features a host of excellent poets and writers such as Patricia Spears Jones, Traci Brimhall, Zakia Henderson Brown, and many others. The visual art in the issue is impressive as well.
I can’t deny it – it feels cool to have work in the first American literary magazine. A big thanks goes to guest editor Metta Sáma who deemed my poem worthy of being in NAR. Much appreciated.