Saturday, June 16, 2007

Issue 2.3 | Now Available!

Blood Orange Review 2.3 is now here. Go check it out:

Loss, regret, absence: these themes play a dominant role in this issue of Blood Orange Review. I shouldn’t be surprised by this, but I am. I think the selection has less to do with editorial mindset than with a subterranean swell, a collective unconscious, the likes of which inspire David Warren, this issue’s featured artist. As an editor, it’s sometimes eerie to read the works of strangers and feel like you’re eavesdropping on part of a single conversation.

However, this issue is no morose dinner party; these writers are not in a funk. Though they might write of failed relationships, aging, and grief, they do so through the filter of humor, philosophy, religious imagery, culinary arts, nature, technology, and music. Everything they touch and everything that touches them becomes material to be converted into language and meaning.

The Swing Shift Writers Series will continue on Monday with posts from Karen Hausdoerffer and Mary MacGowan. You won't want to miss them!

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