Month: July 2016

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Author Note: Concetta Principe

by Concetta Principe

A Brief Gun Unregistry,” written by Concetta Principe, was published in The Puritan Issue 31. Here she discusses how she wrote it.

This poem is from a collection in-progress that I’ve titled, The Hole World.

This collection started with me thinking about dreams as rabbit holes,

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Lolita in Neon Demon

by Dana Ewachow

The movie Neon Demon is being slammed for being provocative, exploitative, and even repulsive. It was booed at the Cannes film festival and has had its fair share of bad reviews. The film is about Jesse (played by Elle Fanning), a 16-year-old girl who moves to LA in hopes of becoming a model.

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Author Note: Maria Tessa Liem

by Maria Tessa Liem

The Slight Difference in Frequency Generates a Beat

Maria Tessa Liem is the author of “Exact Fraction,” a poem that appeared in Issue 32 of The Puritan. We’re pleased to present Liem’s explanation of what influenced the poem’s composition.

I spent some night or day watching a video over and over again.

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The Puritan Authors Omnibus #2

by The Puritan Editorial Staff

Each year, The Puritan Editorial Staff catches up with past magazine contributors who have published a book since the last Omnibus Interview. In the second installment, we hear from Laurie D Graham and Gary Barwin.

“Dudn’t Mean I’m Gonna Stop”: Spencer Gordon Asks Laurie D Graham about a Classic Auden Quote

 

Spencer Gordon: In a recent article for ​​The Walrus,

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Author Note: Ben Gallagher

by Ben Gallagher

Ben Galagher is the author of the poem “Thought Experiment Featuring Unchained Melody,” which appeared in The Puritan Issue 32, way back in the winter.

This poem emerged from a conversation I had with my good friends Syd and Maggie. My partner Zoë had just died,

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Author Note: Michael Prior

by Michael Prior

Michael Prior published three poems in The Puritan Issue 32, “20/20,” “Never Been Better,” and “Richmond.”

Town Crier: Tell us the best thing you’ve read lately, or a poet/fiction writer you’re jealous of, or a story/short story collection you wish you wrote.

Michael Prior: Okay,

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The Puritan Authors Omnibus Interview #1

by The Puritan Editorial Staff

Every year, The Puritan Editorial Staff catches up with past magazine contributors who have published a book in the last 12 months. In the first installment, we hear from Melissa Bull, Andrew Forbes, and Liz Worth.

“Mulling Over the Same Shit Like Cud”: Fawn Parker Interviews Melissa Bull

Fawn Parker: Your collection Rue deals a lot with travel,

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The Masters Review Short Story Award

by Town Crier

While The Puritan has its home north of the border, since becoming an online magazine it’s been accessible across the world to anyone who looked. Every quarter the magazine hundreds of submissions from American and international writers, and regularly publishes the best fiction, poetry, and non-fiction it gets, wherever it comes from.

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A Spell to Survive Girlhood

by Paula Razuri

The Magic of Friendship is no cliché in Joni Murphy’s Double Teenage

Cold beet soup, sometimes with a halved hardboiled egg on top, is one of the strongest connections I currently share with my best friend. I come from a culture in which cold food poses the unrealistic risk of giving us bronchitis,

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Indiana Review Announces 1/2 K Prize

by Town Crier

While The Puritan has its home north of the border, since becoming an online magazine it’s been accessible across the world to anyone who looked. Every quarter the magazine receives hundreds of submissions from American and international writers, and regularly publishes the best fiction, poetry, and non-fiction it gets, wherever it comes from.