Witness XXVIII.1 (Spring 2015) Now Live

Witness XXVIII.1 (Spring 2015) Now Live

The Witness Spring 2015 issue (XXVIII.1) is now live.
Five Stars: The Review Review has a rave one for Witness

Five Stars: The Review Review has a rave one for Witness

"When I was young and growing up in a small town in Kentucky, popular magazines like National Geographic helped me feel connected to the wider world. Witness is the kind of magazine that appeals to the grown-up version of that child–the person who wants to see and encounter the world...
Photo Essay Submissions

Photo Essay Submissions

Witness is now accepting submissions of photo essays for our Summer and Winter online issues.
Witness Featured in "Top 50 Literary Magazines" List

Witness Featured in “Top 50 Literary Magazines” List

Witness appears in Every Writer's Resource's list of top fifty literary magazines.
Witness fiction included in Best American Short Stories Notables List

Witness fiction included in Best American Short Stories Notables List

The 2012 Best American Short Stories notables list includes three pieces of fiction first published in Witness.
Witness Reviewed by Newpages.com

Witness Reviewed by Newpages.com

Witness's Spring 2012 print issue "Disaster" was recently reviewed by Newpages.com.

CURRENT ISSUE » XXVIII.1 (Spring 2015)

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Stefano De Luigi/VII / “Hiding in the City: The Art of Liu Bolin”
“In order to survive, hiding is often key. Human beings are not animals. Because they do not know how to protect themselves.”

Poetry

Dario Bellezza, from Nothingness, Glamour, Farewell, from Notes for a Novel in Verse. Translated from the Italian by Peter Covino

Arthur Rimbaud, Seven-Year-Old Poets. Translated from the French by Donald Revell

Derek Henderson, Walnut Tree, What is Considered, Towards Speech

Geoffrey Babbitt, The Writer Over the Page is Driven Down But Like a Robin by a Worm, None: Homoeoteleutonic, Scribal Error Transcription of Revelations 7

Robin Kozak, Jacaranda

Brandon Krieg, In the Shadow of the Reactor, Tone Poem, Infinitive, Indifferent Well

Jehanne Dubrow, [Then the God of War]

Maia Circe, The Unfinished Spell, The Smallest Predictions, TV. Translated from the Spanish by Jesse Lee Kercheval

Fiction

Hossein M. Abkenar, Classmates. Translated from the Persian by Sara Khalili

Jennifer Sears, The Interrorgator Recites a Love Song

Stephan Eirik Clark, Breathing Lessons

Christos Chartomatsidis, Alicia the Fat Witch. Translated from the Bulgarian by Velina Minkoff, Rayna Rossenova, and Borislava Velkova

Peter Orner, Cedar City, Utah, 1974

Kelly Puig Carroll, The Transmutation of Fernando Pessoa’s Remains, Letter to Arthur

Richard Wiley, Reading Faust in Shimoda

Ghassan Zeineddine, A Martyr Artist

Emily Geminder, Your Village Has Been Bombed

Eric McMillan, What Is This You Do

Laura Weinert-Kendt, El Director

Pedro Ponce, Hallucinogenic Toreador

Moniru Ravanipour, Golnâr

Marianne Villanueva, Expatriate Writer (Portland, Oregon)

Terrance Manning Jr., Before All the Laughing Left

Lee Foust, Finn Blood

Nonfiction

Lucy Morris, Abe & I

Nicole Walker, Tongue

Douglas Unger, Strange Voices, Subversions, Killer Tomatoes: Literature in Translation

Robert Brunk, The Meaning of Ablaqueate

Elizabeth Rush, The Saree Express

Michael Martone, Live Blogging My Father’s Death

Karl Ove Knausgaard, from My Struggle: Book Four. Translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett

Excerpt

Karl Ove Knausgaard, from My Struggle: Book Four. Translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett

Notes on Contributors

Witness blends the features of a literary and an issue-oriented magazine to highlight the role of the modern writer as witness to his or her times. Launched in Detroit in 1987, the magazine is best known for showcasing work that defines its historical moment; special issues have focused on political oppression, religion, the natural world, crime, aging, civil rights, love, ethnic America, and exile. The issues “New Nature Writing,” “The Sixties,” “Sports in America,” and “The Best of Witness, 1987 – 2004” eventually appeared as university press anthologies.In 2007, Witness moved to Black Mountain Institute at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The magazine now publishes one special print issue and two general online issues each year and increasingly seeks out work that contextualizes the American experience by highlighting issues of global concern.