Sliver of Stone: Issue 14

Interviews with Jan Becker and Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello. Visual Art by Allen Forrest and Kevin Perkins. Fiction by Jeff Fleischer, Lois Harrod, and Dean Jollay. Nonfiction by Adina Giannelli, Lisa Gray, and Clayton Littlewood. Poetry by Geraldine Connolly, Mark DeCarteret, Jennifer Gravley, Lois Marie Harrod, Seth Jani, Eleanor Kedney, Matthew Schmeer. New Publications: Ashley Jones and Sapling, Issue 380. Behind the Scenes with Sliver of Stone editors. INTERVIEWS / FEATURES Jan Becker’s Sunshine Chronicles (Interview) Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello’s Hour of the Ox (Interview) Ashley … [Read More...]

Issue 14: Behind the Scenes

Do you ever wonder what Sliver of Stone editors are up to, when they're not feverishly reading, editing, or soliciting work from writers? We invite you behind the scenes of our magazine. NICHOLAS GARNETT, Nonfiction Editor Nick Garnett and co-producer Esther Martinez continue their work on Miami’s home-grown true story live reading event, Lip Service, which is now produced by Miami Book Fair. Upcoming events include an open-mic night on April 27 and Lip Service’s next stage show, on May 20 at the Miracle Theater in Coral Gables. The submission period for the May 20 show runs until April 16. … [Read More...]

Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello: Hour of the Ox

Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello is the author of Hour of the Ox (University of Pittsburgh, 2016), which won the 2015 AWP Donald Hall Prize for Poetry and the 2016 Florida Book Award bronze medal for poetry. She has received poetry fellowships from Kundiman and the Knight Foundation, and her work has appeared in The Adroit Journal, Best New Poets 2015, The Georgia Review, Los Angeles Review of Books, Narrative Magazine, and more. Marci was interviewed by Yaddyra Peralta for Sliver of Stone. Without giving away too many secrets, can you talk about Hour of the Ox as a book project? You have … [Read More...]

Jan Becker: The Sunshine Chronicles

Jan Becker is from a small coal mining town in Pennsylvania. She didn’t stay there very long. She grew up in a Marine Corps family, on military bases all over the United States, and wandered the US for many years before settling in South Florida. She is currently an MFA candidate at Florida International University, and has taught courses there in composition, technical writing, creative writing and poetry. Her work has appeared in Jai-Alai Magazine, Colorado Review, Emerge, Brevity Poetry Review, Sliver of Stone, and the Florida Book Review. She was the winner of the 2015 AWP Intro Journals … [Read More...]

What It Means To Say Sally Hemings, by Ashley Jones

An excerpt from Bright Girl Sally Mulatto Sally Well Dressed Sally Sally With the Pretty Hair Sally With the Irish Cotton Dress Sally With the Smallpox Vaccine Sally, Smelling of Clean White Soap Sally Never Farmed A Day In Her Life Available Sally Nursemaid Sally Sally, Filled with Milk Sally Gone to Paris with Master’s Daughter Sally in the Chamber with the President Sally in the Chamber with the President’s Brother Illiterate Sally Capable Sally Unmarried Sally Sally, Mother of Madison, Harriet, Beverly, Eston Sally, Mother of Eston Who Changed His Name Sally, … [Read More...]

Kevin Perkins: Acrylic on Paper

Kevin Perkins is a painter living and working in Dallas, Texas. He received his BFA in Communication Design from Louisiana Tech University. Perkins works with synthetic polymer paint on canvas, cotton and paper. Ever enthralled by the natural world, Perkins work conjures up traditional landscape paintings that tend to veer into abstraction. Perkins’ work intends to evoke a dialogue with the natural landscape with an attentiveness to the present moment without being tied to the particularity of place. Check out his website at www.kevinperkins.us. … [Read More...]

Issue 14 Interviews

Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello is the author of Hour of the Ox (University of Pittsburgh, 2016), which won the 2015 AWP Donald Hall Prize for Poetry and the 2016 Florida Book Award bronze medal for poetry. She has received poetry fellowships from Kundiman and the Knight Foundation, and her work has appeared in The Adroit Journal, Best New Poets 2015, The Georgia Review, Los Angeles … [Read More...]