Blue Mesa Review, the literary magazine of the University of New Mexico's creative writing program, continues its tradition of publishing outstanding and innovative stories and poems along with interviews and essays that serve as a forum for thoughtful discussion on a broad range of issues, ideas, and literature.
Issue #22 contains the very best and most exciting work available from across the United States. This issue includes fiction from Milagro Beanfield War John Nichols as well as an exclusive interview with the author by Greg Fraser. You'll also find fiction by Yelizaveta Renfro, Mary Helen Specht, Rachel Newcomb, Tatjana Soli, Jaclyn Dwyer, Melissa Olson-Petrie, and 2009 Fiction Contest Winner Steven Ramirez.
Poets in #22 include Maureen Seaton, Jenny Hanning, Martin Arnold, John Nizalowski, Keith Montesano, Jared Walls, and B.J. Best. There are essays by Gary Fincke and Paul Bogard, as well as stunning visual art by Suzanne Sbarge.