The latest issue of the Blue Moon Literary & Art Review, published in Davis, will be released at a wine-and-cheese party from 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday at The Avid Reader. The authors and members of the public will gather at the bookstore at 617 Second St. in downtown Davis.
This issue includes many highly regarded authors, such as Mark Jacobs, who has published 90 stories in magazines including The Atlantic, The Iowa Review, The Southern Humanities Review, The Idaho Review and The Kenyon Review. He has stories forthcoming in several magazines, including Playboy.
Jacobs’ fifth book, a novel set in Turkey titled “Forty Wolves,” came out in 2010.
W.A. Reed — whose poetry and short fiction have appeared in Bare Root Review, Free Verse, Porcupine Literary Arts Magazine and Third Wednesday — also is featured. He has published several chapbooks of poetry and excerpts from an online daily blog documenting his struggle with prostate cancer.
Readers will be amused by “I See By Your Outfit That You Are A Cowboy” by Hadley Hury, the author of the novel “The Edge of the Gulf,” and the short story collection, “It‘s Not the Heat.” His poetry and short fiction have appeared in numerous magazines.
“Hot Springs” is by Stephanie Dickinson, who was raised on an Iowa farm but now lives in New York City. Her novel “Half Girl” and novella “Lust Series” are published by Spuyten Duyvil.
This issue also includes three poems by poet Changming Yuan, a five-time Pushcart nominee and author of “Chansons of a Chinaman” (2009) and “Landscaping” (2013). Recently interviewed by PANK, Yuan’s poetry appears in Best Canadian Poetry, BestNewPoemsOnline, Exquisite Corpse, London Magazine, Threepenny Review and more than 700 others across 27 countries.
The review also features a new local author, Carolyn Waggoner, who teaches composition at Sacramento City College and UC Davis. “Rio Dingo” marks her literary debut.
Also featured is a book review by Nina Cooper, who holds a Ph.D. in romance languages from the University of Texas at Austin. She has done academic work on Julian Green, Gabriel Marcel and Jean-Paul Sartre. Currently, she is translating French detective/mystery stories.
For more information, call Scott Evans, editor, at 530-902-0026.