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Issue 9

Interviews with Janet Burroway, Joe Clifford, Anjanette Delgado, Barbara Hamby, and José Ignacio Valenzuela (also available in Spanish). Visual Arts by Steve Cartwright, Natasja Enriquez, and Allen Forest. Fiction by Anjanette Delgado (also available in Spanish), Cullene Bryant, Leah Christianson, Joseph Eastburn, Shawna Ervin, Roy Kesey, Gabriela Pura-Suarez, and José Ignacio Valenzuela (also available in Spanish). Nonfiction by Elise Carter, B.J. Hollars, Stace Lee, and Stacy Pendergrast. Poetry by Barbara Hamby, Paul David Adkins, Valentina Cano, Juhi Gupta, Kathleen Hellen, Ed Higgins, … [Read More...]

Janet Burroway

Janet Burroway: In a World of Chaos, This Writer Makes Sense.

Even for Janet Burroway—the Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor Emerita at the Florida State University and the author of eight novels, plays, poetry, essays, texts for dance, and children's books—2014 has been a standout. First, she received a 2014 Florida Humanities Council Lifetime Achievement Award in Writing. Her craft book Writing Fiction : A Guide to Narrative Craft, the most widely used creative writing text in America, published its 9th edition, and her multi-genre Imaginative Writing is out in a fourth edition. Her novel, Raw Silk, originally published in 1977, was reissued this … [Read More...]

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Joe Clifford’s Lamentation

Since getting off of the streets, where he spent most of the 1990s, Joe Clifford has made writing his life. He is a "rock 'n' roll" writer who comes from a cutting-edge background and has successfully transitioned to the mainstream, which allows him to keep afloat in both worlds. Joe is the acquisitions editor for Gutter Books and managing editor of The Flash Fiction Offensive. He is also the producer of Lip Service West, a “gritty, real, raw” reading series in Oakland, California, and the author of three books (Choice Cuts, Junkie Love, Wake the Undertaker, and Lamentation). His latest … [Read More...]

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Anjanette Delgado: The Clairvoyant of Calle Ocho

Anjanette Delgado is an award-winning novelist, speaker, and journalist who has written or produced for media outlets such as NBC, CNN, NPR, Univision, HBO and Vogue Magazine’s Latam and Mexico divisions, and for Telemundo, among others. She’s covered presidential coups, elections, the Olympics, both Iraq wars and the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Early in her career, she became fascinated with heartbreak, the different ways in which it occurs, and the consequences it brings. Her human-interest television series “Madres en la Lejanía” won an Emmy award for its depiction of Latina mothers working … [Read More...]

Barbara Hamby

Barbara Hamby: Poems with Sprezzatura

Barbara Hamby has published five books of poetry, most recently Babel (2004), All-Night Lingo Tango (2009), and On the Street of Divine Love (2014), all from the University of Pittsburgh Press. In 2010 she received a Guggenheim Fellowship in Poetry and her book of short stories, Lester Higata's 20th Century, won the Iowa Short Fiction Prize and was published by the University of Iowa Press. She also edited (with her husband David Kirby) an anthology of poetry, Seriously Funny (Georgia, 2009). She is Distinguished University Scholar at Florida State University. Barbara was interviewed by … [Read More...]

José Ignacio Valenzuela

José Ignacio Valenzuela: “Pour yourself a big cup of coffee… and write!”

José Ignacio Valenzuela is a prominent and prolific Chilean writer who has been featured in film, literature, television and theater. His work includes almost twenty books published in Latin America, among which are best sellers Trilogía del malamor and El filo de tu piel. He was selected by About.com, then part of the New York Times Company, as one of the 10 best Latin American writers under 40. The script for his film La sangre iluminada, co-written with Mexican director Iván Ávila, won the support of the Sundance Institute in 2001. Miente, written by Valenzuela, was selected by Puerto Rico … [Read More...]

Issue 9 Interviews

Janet Burroway

Check out our interviews with these exciting authors: Even for Janet Burroway—the Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor Emerita at the Florida State University and the author of eight novels, plays, poetry, essays, texts for dance, and children’s books—2014 has been a standout. First, she received a 2014 Florida Humanities Council Lifetime Achievement Award in Writing. Her craft book Writing Fiction : A Guide … [Read More...]

Books We Loved in 2014

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Five names to remember: Benjamin Parzybok, Cecilia M. Fernandez, Rebecca Cook, Chanel Brenner, and Katia D. Ulysse. The staff of Sliver of Stone is delighted to … [Read More...]

All That Glitters: Sliver of Stone Nonfiction

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AVAILABLE NOW! Fresh, fierce, and enlightening, All That Glitters is a find. The talented nonfiction writers in this collection invite us along on the complicated, sometimes scary, but irresistible pursuit of truth. —Lynne Barrett, author of Magpies and The Secret Names of Women Sliver of Stone magazine presents its first volume of collected nonfiction. From the mouth of a Seattle whale to a Nordstrom’s swimsuit department, from an Idaho fundamentalist church to a fathomless Florida lake, the fifteen stories in ALL THAT GLITTERS recount lives and identities unsettled by impending doom. Also included are four … [Read More...]

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A Conversation Between Poets

Date:       Feb 24 From:       Dave Landsberger To:         Yaddyra Peralta CC:         Marina Pruna, Me Yaddy, Your poems are really good. I liked them a lot. I want to talk about CHRIST STILL SWIMMING to start. Jesus swims through the poem and there’s this tremendous humanizing in that act. I mean, Jesus obviously […]

J. Michael Lennon

J. Michael Lenon: A Masterful Biographer Takes on a Literary Heavyweight

When J. Michael Lennon, Emeritus Vice President for Academic Affairs and Emeritus Professor of English at Wilkes University in Pennsylvania, became Norman Mailer’s authorized biographer in 2006, he must have felt like a fighter preparing for the bout of his life.  Yes, Lennon had known and worked with Mailer for decades. True, in addition to […]

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