account_circle by Richard Holinger
Richard Holinger's poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and book reviews have appeared in The Iowa Review, Witness, The Southern Review, Boulevard, and Flashquake. He has received three Pushcart Prize nominations. He has lived in the Fox Valley west of Chicago for 30 years, where he writes a column for a local newspaper, facilitates a writing workshop, and lives with his perfectly nuclear family of four, plus dog. Currently, a collection of flash fiction is in the works. Degrees include a Ph.D. in creative writing from U.I.C.

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The Unconcealing Art

Issue No. 193 ~ June, 2013

Reading Pamela Uschuk’s Wild in the Plaza of Memory, I imagine a particular coterie of writers and artists, all vying for attention, all yearning to be heard in the poet’s brain.

Hints and Allegations: poems by Amanda J. Bradley

Issue No. 159 ~ August, 2010

Hints and Allegations, Poems by Amanda J. Bradley. NYQ Books. New York, 2009. 74 pages. $14.95. The feisty and assertive nature of the unnamed protagonist in many of Amanda J. Bradley’s poems is as compelling and well-defined as a novelist’s. The apparently autobiographical rendering of …

The Other

Issue No. 149 ~ October, 2009

"The present volume celebrates Dana's age — in all its meanings — with simple reminiscences delivered with gravity and grace, the poems' speakers conversationally guiding us through recollections when on the beach, in the mountains, abroad in Europe and, his favorite setting, around his Iowa home...."


Lunch on the Grass

Issue No. 158 ~ July, 2010

They won’t ask realistic questions because they will be too shocked with style to fixate on content.