An Interview with Angie Chau

Interviewed by Katerina Argyres Angie Chau's daring 2010 short story collection, Quiet As They Come, has been adopted for classroom curriculum at universities and high schools across the country--including at our own City College of San Francisco. Finalist for both the Commonwealth Club Book of the Year and the Northern California Independent Booksellers Association Book …

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Open Mic & Readings at Cafe La Boheme This Sunday (4/14)

Following in the spirit of Forum's recent publication party—which, if you missed, was a great success and a lot of fun—we are hosting a second open mic and reading this semester, this time at the ever-excellent Cafe La Boheme. Located next door to the 24th Street BART station, Cafe La Boheme is not only easy …

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“Holding Up the Circle” by Jordy Lynch

I looked up. Clouds spread out across the sky, covering any blue the atmosphere usually reflected, resulting in a range of dark and light grey. The mottled sky peaked through treetops and around rooftops. I was walking to the lake, the usual sounds of gunfire absent today. The gun range across the lake was only open on Wednesdays and Sundays. I think it was a Tuesday. I always wondered why the lake in the city would have a gun range attached to it, but the lake absorbed any missed rounds. Plus the water acted as an excellent surface for the gunshot reports to travel on, and I enjoyed the periodic noise of the firing range. Without the noise of pistols and shotguns, the lake was silent. Silent and unmoving. It reminded me of a postcard. The boulevard that ran alongside me provided enough noise to shatter the picturesque quality of the lake. I made my way to a bridge near the south end of the lake.

Meet the Spring 2013 Staff

Jerome Steegmans, General Editor Author. Editor. Occultist. Publisher. On my bedside table: Terisa Batista; Home From the Wars by Jorge Amado; Tell My Horse by Zora Neale Hurston; Norse Mythology and the Modern Human Being by Ernst Uehli; The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi; the February 2013 issue of Poetry; the Winter 2012 issue of The Paris Review; A …

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“White Matter” by Natalie Enright

His alarm sounds loudly. She barely reacts. She was already awake. The sound of waves crashing outside their window and wind swirling reminds her of a childhood memory; a day at the beach when she lost her beloved stuffed animal. The memory ends as soon as it begins. It was just an image of a little girl in a bathing suite crying next to a woman holding her hand. The smell of brine precedes the sun peeking through the open window of the tiny room. The smell comes through the screened window down the bedroom wall across the carpeted floor and up the mattress lying on the floor, up the other wall and out the window back to the ocean. She is never up this early.

The Forum Fall 2012 Release Party

Friday was the release party for Forum's Fall 2012 issue, and the party was a great success! Thank you everyone who came out. And a special thanks to the English Literature Club for hosting us, to Katerina Argyyles for the excellent hors d'oeuvres, to all the great readers—Jordy Lynch, Aaron Arnold, Brittanic X.O. Zane, John …

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Last Day to Submit Work for the Spring Issue

For all of you out there who, like me, tend to wait till the last minute to submit work, now's your time to shine! It's now the last minute; the moment you've been waiting for. So finalize any remaining revisions and send your work in today. And remember, we accept submissions from anyone who has …

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