Salamander publishes a biannual magazine of poetry, fiction, memoir, and works in translation. It was founded by Jennifer Barber in 1992 with the aim of publishing a generation of writers reaching artistic maturity and deserving of a wider audience alongside new work by established writers. Salamander became affiliated with Suffolk University in the fall of 2005. Its annual fiction contest began in 2010.
In this issue (20.2), you’ll discover Keith Eisner’s “Blue Dot,” which takes a leap several decades backward, drawing us into its mind-altering story-within-a story; Joan Leegant’s “Hunters and Gatherers” about a mother and the return of her troubled son; “Old Money,” by Meghan Gilliss, which explores how riches, even when they evaporate in successive generations, leave their mark; and L.E. Miller's “The Red Cape,” an intimate look at a childcare worker and her young charge. You’ll find new poems by Gerry Lafemina, Debora Lidov, Samn Stockwell, Emily Ho, Yehoshua November, Nicholas Wong, and many others; and an expanded review section that looks at new and recent books by Mary Bonina, Stephen Dunn, Christian Wiman, Andrea Cohen, and Sandra Lim.