The Spring Issue | 2021

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’re excited to share all of 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, and Derek Ellis, among others, as well as short fiction from Natalie Warther, Robin Vigfusson, and Nina Kossman.

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 interdisciplinary artist Eleanor King, an exciting new voice in the art world.

Enjoy the issue!

— The Editors


Spring 2021

In this issue:

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
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 interdisciplinary artist Eleanor King by Jessica Mensch
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 Terry Hermsen and Sydney Tammarine
An essay by Andrew Moorhouse on the origins of Fine Press Poetry
A short story by Robin Vigfusson
A poem by Derek Ellis
Two flash fiction pieces 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



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