Join us for an evening of readings from Columbia Journal editors and advisors at KGB Bar on October 30.
My kneecap is a magnet for mosquitos./ They assemble under the picnic pavilion/ And form a small cloud.
Mary Ann Samyn talks about her first encounters with Emily Dickinson's work, her best advice for writing students, and her new collection.
She tells them to believe/ that above all,/ life has been made possible/ only by love.
To celebrate Banned Books Week, the Columbia Journal staff has compiled a list of favorite banned and challenged books.
Nicole Chung talks about confronting family lore surrounding her adoption, discovering revision ideas in her dreams, and editing a memoir while grieving.
This is a good time/for abandonment, dear silent,/ cold universe with stairs/that go nowhere,/ where are you taking me?
Bill King talks about his new poetry collection, The Letting Go, what he's learned from fatherhood, and the importance of sacred spaces for writers.
In your nightmare, you walk slowly underneath an umbrella made out of human/ bones.
Deborah Eisenberg discusses her forthcoming story collection Your Duck is My Duck, her writing process, and what's next.
Sea Prayer is a marvel for both its lyricism and its brevity, its ability to span generations and touch multiple narratives in such little space.
Soraya Chemaly talks about Serena Williams, #MeToo, and the realities of being a feminist parent.