Issue 7.2 / May 2021
Letter from the Editor
We Want Your Writing.
“But what’s with the white dress?” A woman dressed in mourning black beside her retorted. Laughter.
A man behind Maria hollered, “Red, she should be wearing red.”
You say I have an “oh, honey” voice when I talk to men. You ask me if I need your help opening a jar. With a knife, I show you how to release the air pressure that keeps the jar sealed.
the abundance of our fallen.
Introducing The Maine Review’s author interview series
Discover the breakthrough moments of award-winning poet and writer Hala Alyan, author of SALT HOUSES and THE ARSONISTS’ CITY, released March 2021. With interviewer Basmah Sakrani, Alyan discusses the inspiration for her recent work and shares her first publication experience.
Andrea Lynn Koohi
Nance Van Winckel
Samuel A. Adeyemi
Translated by Ruth Ward & Immanuel Mifsud
Stephen Scott Whitaker