#36 / Winter / Early 2020
Zebulon Huset / Jose-Luis Moctezuma / Lesle Lewis / Anna Morrison / Wayne Koestenbaum / Peter Giebel / Daniel Tiffany / Jamie Thomson / Makmak Faunlagui / Strummer Hoffston / Rose Knapp / Adam Day / Ava Hofmann / Michelle Taransky / Phyllis Peters / Raquel Gutierrez / Stephen Ira / Gabrielle Jennings / Dong Li / Sarah Heady / Paco Marquez / Jacqueline Goss / Robert Lopez / Mike Crossley / Angie Sijun Lou / Kathleen Heil / David Schuman / JoAnna Novak / Adrienne Walser / Adam Kinner / Damon Moore / Charles Legere / Colleen O'Brien / John Patrick McShea / Jackie Clark / Matthew Broaddus / Chris Stroffolino / Lloyd Wallace / Robin Rahija / Rachel Galvin / Erin Trapp / Suzanne Scanlon / Evan Harris / Isaac Pickell / C. R. Grimmer / Matthew Kosinski / Brandon Downing / John Maradik / Emma Winsor Wood / Nancy Klepsch / Kirsten Kaschock / Alyssa Claire Greene / Kate Shapiro / All the Stars in the Sky: Kevin Killian’s Amazon Reviews
Missionaries (1962) The doorbell would ring, and my mother and I would slink into the living room trying to muffle our giggles until, peeking out the kitchen window, we’d see the backs of their white short-sleeved shirts as they walked toward the street and their next stop. We’d been on their list my whole life, […]
After our mother died, The Father began to go through his reporting papers and the heaps and hills of family documents kept in a large wooden chest from Mexico, locked with a giant iron lock and key. The chest, part of the spoils from their years abroad, smelled of candle wax and toasted wood. He […]
* * An attractive figure rounds the corner. Is he? Yes, very. Your gaze locks in his. The moment dilates. Take in the hooded eyes, the aquiline nose. Zero the body. You feel a flush of arousal, a stirring below. Your pulse grows palpable. The mouth wets but you can’t swallow. * * […]
Back when Suez was a hot topic, it wasthe Gladiator of Tennessee vs. the Alabama Murderer,and my fella took a few blows but knocked out the champ,defeated in Montgomery, in record time!The amateurs all came looking.If you want victory, I said, you must train like him, eat like him, and...
The following stories were originally published in Fence #20, Winter 2008-2009. You can purchase this issue as an ebook here. —translated by Martin Brady & Helen Hughes The Blind Director Often he would sit there in the country’s penetrating sunlight under the merciful protection, so to speak, of his...
The FENCE Cast episodes include the published journal's contents read aloud by the authors, conversations, music, and other audio adventures.
Fence Books is scaled down through 2021 while the editor is committed to public service in her home city. During this time we are publishing The Ottoline Prize, and seeking fiscal sponsorship for our two other book prizes: The Fence Modern Poets Series and the Fence Modern Prize in Prose. Contact the editor with questions and ideas.