The Spring Issue

Welcome to B O D Y’s 2021 Spring Issue. It’s been a dramatic few months since our Winter Issue came out, and we’ve been working hard behind the scenes to bring you the very best writing and art we could find, right in time for Spring.

May is a month of rejuvenation, hope, and preparation for a glorious summer. In keeping with the excitement of the season, we can’t wait to roll out all the great poems, stories, essays, and interviews we have in store for you this month.

Our contributors include some whose work has appeared previously in B O D Y, along with many writers whose work we’ve only recently discovered and are excited to share with you.

Look forward to new poems by Brooke Schifano, Jeff Friedman, Michael Collier, Douglas Piccinnini, Kelly Grace Thomas, Francesca Bell, Justin Lacour, Derek Ellis, and Nina Kossman, among others, as well as short fiction from Natalie Warther and Robin Vigfusson.

This issue will also feature a wide range of works in translation, from excerpts of novels by Andrey Filimonov (Russia) and Mitja Čander (Slovenia), to poems by Max Sessner (Germany), Christian Formoso (Chile) and Milan Děžinský (Czech Republic). We’ll also feature an interview with Andrey Filimonov, in conversation with his translators, Anne O. Fisher and Richard Coombes.

We’re pleased to continue our series of personal essays by small press publishers with a publisher’s story by Andrew Moorhouse of Fine Press Poetry. We’re also thrilled to feature an interview with multidisciplinary artist Eleanor King, an exciting new voice in the art world.

As usual, we’ll be rolling out the issue’s contents day-by-day, so please check back daily throughout the month of May for exciting and fresh new poems, stories, essays and interviews.

— The Editors


Spring 2021

In this issue:

(work will be hyperlinked as soon as it appears in B O D Y)

Week 1:

A poem by Brooke Schifano
Two poems by Jeff Friedman
Two poems by Max Sessner, translated from the German by Francesca Bell
A novel excerpt by Andrey Filimonov, translated from the Russian by Richard Coombes and Anne O. Fisher
A conversation with Andrey Filimonov and his translators

Week 2:

A flash fiction story by Natalie Warther
A poem by Michael Collier
A poem by Douglas Piccinnini
A novel excerpt by Mitja Čander, translated from the Slovenian by Rawley Grau
An interview with multimedia artist Eleanor King by Jessica Mensch

Week 3:

Two poems by Kelly Grace Thomas
A poem by Francesca Bell
A prose poem by Justin Lacour
Five poems by Chilean poet Christian Formoso, translated from the Spanish by Sydney Tammarine
An essay by Andrew Moorhouse on Fine Press Poetry

Week 4:

A short story by Robin Vigfusson
A poem by Derek Ellis
Two poems by Nina Kossman
A poem by Milan Děžinský, translated from the Czech by Nathan Fields
An essay by Stephan Delbos on the letters of John Berryman

Designed by B O D Y | Powered by Data3s