"One need not be a chamber to be haunted;
One need not be a house;
The brain has corridors surpassing
Material place."—Emily Dickinson
May ~ Domesticities
FICTION: Stephen Benz ~ A.D. Conrad ~ Mark D'Anna ~ Pauline Holdstock ~ Barbara Jacksha ~ Sondra Kelly-Green ~ Lois Schlegel ~ Jodee Stanley
POETRY: Maureen Tolman Flannery ~ Mary Clair Ervin Gildea ~ Pamela Hughes
NONFICTION: Enter At Your Own Risk: This is the house that Pauline built ~ A Ghost Tour in Beaufort, SC
COVER ART: "Captive" © 2005 Stephanie Rodriguez, Miami, FL

"I…thanked the Author of my being for the gift of that wild forest, those green mansions where I had found so great a happiness!"—W.H. Hudson, Green Mansions, 1904
March ~ EarthWords: The Nature of Magical Realism
FICTION: Tony Dowler ~ D. Kastinovich ~ Laura Taylor Lambros ~ Stephanie Parent
POETRY: Kelly Lenox Allan ~ Eric Ranaan Fischman ~ Sandra Maddux-Creech ~ Maureen McQuerry ~ Simon Perchik ~ Jan C. Snow ~ J. Marcus Weekley
COVER ART: "Earth Dancer" © 2002 Judi Russell, Bermuda Run, NC

""Women have served all these centuries as looking glasses possessing the magic and delicious power of reflecting the figure of man at twice its natural size."—Virginia Woolf
March ~ National Women's History Month 2006
FEATURING TRIBUTES TO: Toni Morrison ~ Native America's magical realist women ~ America's top forty favorite magical realist divas ~ Zora Neale Hurston's ~ MR's blue-stockinged heroines
COVER ART: "Three Faces of Eve" © 2006 Tamara Kaye Sellman, Bainbridge Island, WA

"And, after all, what is a lie? 'Tis but || The truth in masquerade." —Lord Byron, in his dedication to Don Juan
February 2006 ~ ISN'T IT ROMANTIC?
FICTION: Ellen Behrens, William Orem, Alicita Rodriguez, Erik Sheldon
POETRY: Allison deFreese, Amy Ratto, Rosanna Warren
SPECIAL FEATURE: "Isn't it Romantic?" Fifteen of the grandest magical realist romances ever penned ~ Book Review: Inez by Carlos Fuentes
COVER ART: "Double Game" © 2002 Shwydkij Andrej, Ukraine

"Trees and stones will teach you that which you can never learn from masters." —St. Bernard
December 2005
FICTION: Stephen Gibson, Sondra Kelly-Green
POETRY: Allen Braden, Joan Crooks, Maureen Tolman Flannery, Sheila Nickerson, Richard Peabody, Shira Richman
SPECIAL FEATURE: Jewish Magical Realism: featuring work from Richard Jay Goldstein, Jacqueline Osherow,
Dr. Alan Mintz (Judaism), Joseph Skibell, Daniel Jaffe and others
COVER ART: "Holy Tree" © 2003 Constantine Cionca, New York

"Don't tell fish stories where the people know you; but particularly, don't tell them where they know the fish." —Mark Twain
Autumn 2005
FICTION: Featured author Daniel Olivas and an excerpt from Jose Sarney's latest + Grey, Harrington, Kilian, Lindquist, Picciuolo, Poché, Ryan, Wells, Zimmermann
NONFICTION: Leaf Storm retrospective, more on madness from Garrett Rowlan, thoughts about Gabo's Melancholy Whores, feature on North American magical realist Paola Corso, a reflection on Green Mansions by Kathleen Alcala, Michelle Cliff's 2005 Centrum lecture, Point/Counterpoint on Consensual Reality (Harun v. Ochsner), two reviews of academic books, Steve Martin films
POETRY: Emerging poet Carolyn Moore + poets Naomi Ayala, Carole Anne Borges, Mairead Byrne, Anthony Kellman, Carol O'Dell, Constance Vogel
SPECIAL CONTEST ISSUE: Featuring winners Nnedimma Okorafor and Maureen Tolman Flannery
COVER ART: "The Mad Fisherman" © 2005 Dee Rimbaud, Glasgow, Scotland

"What is life? An illusion, a shadow, a story." —Spanish playwright Pedro Calderon de la Barca
Summer 2005
FICTION: Pedro Antonio de Alarcón, Paulo da Costa, Christopher Kritwise Doyle, Rafael Pérez Estrada, Tim Weed NONFICTION: Creative nonfiction by Sheila Nickerson, Adelaida Lucena de Lower tours Cervantes' home town, Edith Grossman interview, Bruce Taylor, Don Quixote: A Global Celebration, the meaning of madness in magical realism, Quixote's companions (books to complete a fan's collection), review of Siciliano's Vedette, Cela's influence on Dannye Romine Powell, Rowlan's discussion of Saramago's others, spotlight on Portugal's Antunes, Real Magicalism in The Family of Pascual Duarte, Luso-American magical realist educator Katherine Vaz
POETRY: Featured poet Frank X. Gaspar + James Doyle, Sharon Doyle, Rafael Pérez Estrada, Rafael Guillen, Hedy Habra, Hugh Hennedy, Dorothy Laurence, Maria de Los Angeles Lemus, Thomas David Lisk, Federico Garcia Lorca, Stefan Lowry, John Medeiros, Paul Nelson, Robert Perchan, Carlos Reyes, James Miller Robinson + translation work from Sandy McKinney and Stephen J. Stewart
SPECIAL FEATURE: Iberian Peninsula Edition, including a special Happy Birthday, Hidalgo! feature (Don Quixote turns 400)
COVER ART: "Quixote and Map" © 2005 Armando Tejuca, Cuba

"Young buds sleep in the root's white core." —John Keats
Winter 2005
FICTION: John Branseum, Kathleen DeGrave, Margarita Engle, Erin Fristad, Shelley Gillespie, Bruce Holland Rogers, Kathryn Kulpa, Garrett Rowlan
NONFICTION: Magical Realism's angels, Sara Paretsky feature, William Pierce, Bruce Taylor, results of the 2004 readers poll, our new newsblog, Leaping Poetry by B.H. Fairchild, Lawrence Raab and C.K. Williams, Two-Way Mirror: A Magical Realist Diary
POETRY: Naomi Ayala, Jason Lee Brown, Allison de Freese, Kelly Madigan Erlandson, Maureen Tolman Flannery, LK Leu, Susan Roney-O'Brien, Ruth Knafo Setton, Katherine Soniat, Carine Topal
SPECIAL FEATURE: Celebrating Five Fabulist Years online
COVER ART: "Botanical Composition #4" © 2005 Beatriz Inglessis, Venezuela


"Contemporary man has rationalized the myths, but he has not been able to destroy them." —Octavio Paz
Autumn 2004
FICTION: Jodi Bingaman, J.P. Briggs, Laura Loomis, Sandra Maddux-Creech, Larri Ann Rosser, Girija Tropp, Christopher Woods
NONFICTION: Wendy Faris and Ordinary Enchantments, Bainard Cowan & G.S. Evans ~ point/counterpoint, Julio Ortega and Carlos Fuentes, Francesca Lia Block and the YA MR novel, Bruce Holland Rogers on marketing magical realism, The Twilight Zone, Alberto Manguel & J.L. Borges, marvelous creature features, kidlit, voices from the dead, fabulists & formalists
POETRY: Allison deFreese, BH Fairchild, Maureen Tolman Flannery, Lorraine Healy, Hermine Meinhard
COVER ART: "Maceta" © 2004 Armando Manríquez, Baja California Sur, Mexico

"Rubbing the real with the magical…has added to the ways of apprehending human truths." —Patrick Chamoiseau
Spring 2004 ~ Caribbean Edition
FICTION: M. Eliza Hamilton Abégúndé, Celeste Rita Baker, Jacqueline Bishop, Campbell Ewing, Judith Woolcock Colombo, Marcia Douglas, Maria Lemus, Jan Steckel, Katia Ulysse
NONFICTION: Gustavo Perez Firmat reviews Divina Trace, literary paradise, Patrick Chamoiseau review, Caribbean Magical Realism: A Distilled Magic?, Nalo Hopkinson: "All Fiction is Fantasy", A Study in Salt, Wilson Harris and "true" Caribbean history, creative nonfiction from Melody Warnick
POETRY: James Braziel, Charles Fishman, Phillis Gershator, Dolores Hayden, Carol Hunter-Clarke, Zyskandar A. Jaimot, Jalina Mhyana, Sheila Nickerson, Olive Senior
COVER ART: "Untitled" © 2004 Y. Tissaint, Haiti

"Reality is above all else a variable, and nobody is qualified to say that he or she knows exactly what it is. As a matter of fact, with a firm enough commitment, you can sometimes create a reality which did not exist before." —Margaret Halsey
Winter 2004
FICTION: Aimee Bender, Dorothea Duenow, Bruce Taylor
NONFICTION: Kelli Agodon reviews Rufus Goodwin, SL Deefholts reviews Véronique and The Tooth Fairy, last rites for magical realism?, another translation by Dr. Gregory Rabassa, What is slipstream?, Carnivále,
POETRY: Guillermo Castro, Brigit Pegeen Kelly, Charles Simic,
COVER ART: "Glass Apples, Breaking" © 2004 A.R. Menne, Seattle, WA

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