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Issue 8.2 / May 2022

Letter From the Co-Editor

AJ Bermudez


Photographs by Serhii Tyaglovsky

He fell, bleeding, at her feet. When the paramedics asked, he couldn’t tell them his name. Dan, they said, looking at his license.

Pine Street

Jason Brown

She glanced sideways into a mirror hanging on her wall and watched as one spindly leg protruded from her mouth, then two.

Brown-Eyed Recluse

Lauren D. Woods

Dear God, it’s such a long time since I saw myself in my language.
I have been asking around to know my people, to find our right hand.

I Hold God at Morning in a Prayer

Chinua Ezenwa-Ohaeto

The Maine Review’s author interview series

Radicle: The Roots of Writers

with Morgan Talty

Discover the breakthrough moments of writer Morgan Talty, author of NIGHT OF THE LIVING REZ, forthcoming from Tin House July 5, 2022. With interviewer Basmah Sakrani, Talty discusses the root of his writing life, the inspiration for his book, and learning patience and persistence.

Photo by Tin House

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Introducing The Maine Review’s

Radicle Book Reviews

The Use of Brahms’ Scherzo in Jennifer Rosner’s debut novel The Yellow Bird Sings,

by Nerissa Nields


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