The new Hayden’s Ferry Review arrived in our offices yesterday and it big, bold, and beautiful.

This issue features both the continuing section of International Writing (translations and original language texts) and a special section called “Works of Witness,” which contains four pieces from my new manuscript.

Also in the issue: luminaries like Andrei Codrescu, Jen Currin, Matthew Gavin Frank, Pam Houston, David Dodd Lee, Melissa Pritchard, Gary Short, and more.


from “Safe”

I recognize his face through all the dried blood. They say
the skin showed through only where his tears ran down

and it means all through the night
he felt pain

To reduce this down to its most intimate parts
is all I want to do

his red face
streaked with skin

he went into the night
he came back red

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