Born Naked

Born Naked

The first time I met my husband, he was wearing a single-breasted, peacock-blue suit made of silk. In the khaki and navy blazer culture that was Washington, D.C. at the time, Mario stood out. With his continental name, olive skin, and sartorial flair, many assumed he was Italian. That people were surprised to discover he was Mexican said less about him than it did about their preconceptions, some of which I shared. This was before I’d moved to Mexico, before I’d read The Labyrinth of Solitude, in which Octavio Paz says of the zoot-suit wearing pachuco: His disguise is a protection, but it also differentiates and isolates him: it both hides him and points him out. read more
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Review of LOST AND FOUND by Andrew Merton

In October of 2013 I received an email from Andrew Merton—a journalist, essayist, poet and professor Emeritus of English at the University of Hampshire. Although he and I were not acquainted, he’d stumbled across one of my poems and reached out to tell me he was intrigued. “I think you may feel a small shock of recognition when you read my own poem, "'Snow,'" he wrote... read more

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Green Mountains Review, based at Johnson State College in Vermont, is a biannual, award-winning literary magazine publishing poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, literary essays, interviews, and book reviews by both well-known writers and promising newcomers.

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New Issue! GMR Vol. 28, No. 1

New Issue! GMR Vol. 28, No. 1

Green Mountains Review is pleased to announce the publication of our newest issue (Vol. 28, No. 1) Featuring work by: Matt Bell, Campbell McGrath, Albert Goldbarth, Martha Rhodes, Courtney Maum, January Gill O'Neil, Ethel Morgan Smith, and Zach Savich, among many others! read more
Intruder

Intruder

I’d crossed my next-door neighbor’s path in the hallway a number of times, but I’d never gotten a syllable out of him and the only look he’d ever given me was to make sure we weren’t about to collide. read more
On From Sorrow’s Well: The Poetry of Hayden Carruth by Shaun T. Griffin, ed.

On From Sorrow’s Well: The Poetry of Hayden Carruth by Shaun T. Griffin, ed.

NEIL SHEPARD is the Founding Editor of Green Mountains Review. He has published four full collections of poetry—Scavenging the Country for a Heartbeat (First Book Award, Mid-List Press, 1993); I’m Here Because I Lost My Way (Mid-List, 1998); This Far from the Source (Mid-List, 2006); and (T)ravel/Un(t)ravel (Mid-List, 2011)—as well as a chapbook of poems, Vermont Exit Ramps (Big Table Publishing, 2012). His poems and essays appear in several hundred magazines, among them Antioch Review, AWP Chronicle, Boulevard, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, Harvard Review, New England Review, North American Review, Paris Review, Shenandoah, Small Press Reviews, Southern Review, and TriQuarterly. read more
Hector

Hector

MATTHEW MINICUCCI’s first full-length collection, Translation, was chosen by Jane Hirshfield for the 2014 Wick Poetry Prize and will be published by Kent State University Press in 2015. His work has also appeared in or is forthcoming from numerous journals and anthologies, including Best New Poets 2014, The Cincinnati Review, The Massachusetts Review, The Southern Review, and Third Coast, among others. He currently teaches writing at the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign. read more
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