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When both her parents went blind suddenly, and in quick succession, artist Virginia Mallon began to think a lot about vision. Today Mallon’s work explores the seen, the unseen and all the knowing in between. Art Editor Suzannah Showler checks in with Virginia to uncover a world shimmering in the periphery of certainty.

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39.4 Fall 2015

This issue features art by Virginia Mallon, a review of Mat Johnson’s new novel, fiction by Rick Canning, CNF by Katie Moulton and poetry by Gabrielle Bates, Cortney Lamar Charleston, Kristina Marie Darling, Cara Dees, John Dudek, John Gallaher, Chelsea Harris, Michael Marberry, Victoria McArtor, Tara Mae Mulroy, Jennifer Perrine, Jim Whiteside and Emily Jungmin Yoon.


Michelle Herman is the author of the novels Missing and Dog, the collection of novellas A New and Glorious Life, the essay collections The Middle of Everything, Stories We Tell Ourselves, and Like A Song, and a book for children, A Girl's Guide to Life.

The 2016 Non/Fiction Collection Prize judge is Michelle Herman. Herman is the director of The Ohio State University Creative Writing MFA and author of the novels Missing, Dog, the forthcoming Devotion, and the collection of novellas A New and Glorious Life; and three essay collections—The Middle of Everything, Stories We Tell Ourselves, and Like a Song.