Fruit, Eggs, Toast and Tampa Review 47/48
I’m back to doing a hard 6-week push to finish a project so the meals are going to get a little predictable here. This is a go-to because it’s so tasty and it’s not only easy to make it’s really easy to shop for.
I’m happy to read this issue of Tampa Review and to be honest I had several others in the queue ahead of it, but when it arrived in the mail, well, look at it! Wouldn’t you want to read it right away? I love the cover art (my Art Advisor might call this a “Trish” cover since it’s the type of abstract colorful painting I’m always drawn towards). It’s also so cool that this is a volume-sized hardback magazine. I’m so thrilled to dig in!
What an amazing idea to feature art by the University of Tampa art faculty. Oh my gosh I might have to steal that idea and do an issue with work by ASU artists. This is what I would call an “epic” issue (someone used that term once for an issue of SR and it seems to apply here too). With 9 stories, 7 essays, and work by 36 poets and 10 artists, we’re talking 62 contributors! I feature 60 per issue, and I can tell you that’s a lot of wrangling.
I’m happy to see some familiar names here so I gravitate straight towards that work: Benjamin S. Grossberg, Sara Schaff, Matthew Lippman, Heather Foster, and Matthew Gavin Frank are all people who have contributed to SR so it’s fun to see them here in a reunion of sorts. I really loved a lot of the work here—Sarah Crossland’s “In the Breath of Ten Thousand Metals,” especially the line “Listen, our teeth have found a way out.” I also really enjoyed Martha Grace Duncan’s “My Father and the Hair Grafter.”
What a fun read, Tampa Review. Thanks for all that you do!
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