ISBN 13: 978-0-578-73706-5

Edition IV, Number 1 (6th Issue)

121Pages; 11 color; Author/Artist Bios

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ISBN 13: 978-0-578-62893-6

Edition III, Number 2

131Pages; 17 color; Author/Artist Bios

Nostos  (Volume IV, (Issue 6))

the journal of poetry, short fiction, and art …

The sixth issue of Nostos is the "poetry of science" edition. In these pages are lyrical, frank, gritty, sometimes quite humorous poems dealing with science and its effects. This volume demonstrates that much of science is poetry, that instead of being at opposite poles, they strive for the same ends often with similar means. In this volume is the poetry of Jane Hirshfield, the honored and celebrated poet and environmentalist. Jane Shlensky provides a wonderful and humorous short story entitled "Chrysalis," and the artwork of Markos Kay, Jan Kriwol, Zina Deretsky, and Bobbe Besold is startling and provocative.

Nostos  (Volume III, Number 2)

the journal of poetry, short fiction, and art …

The literary journal Nostos, Volume III, Number 2, is our "Loss" issue. This issue explores the nature of loss … its experience, its anticipation, its sting, its devastation, its aftermath. Poets Troy Jollimore, Terry Lucas, Rebecca Foust, Gail Entrekin, David Watts, Margaret Stawowy, Kirsten Jones Neff, Sian Killingsworth, and Nathaniel Tarn contribute extraordinary poetry. Essayists John Marmysz and Sheila Bannon wrangle with the very nature of loss. Heather Altfeld provides a short story that has been called "a story for the New Yorker." And moving and evocative art is presented by June Yokell.

ISBN 10:0-578-55687-1

ISBN 13: 978-0-578-55687-1

Edition III, Number 1

99 Pages; 23 color; Author/Artist Bios

Nostos  (Volume III, Number 1)

the journal of poetry, short fiction, and art …

The fourth issue of Nostos (Volume III, Number 1, 2019) is our "Eastern Wind" issue. The poetry, prose, and art of this edition celebrate the influences of Asian philosophy, art, imagery, and form on Western poetry and art. In this issue is a remarkable personal essay by Robert Hass, winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry and U.S. Poet Laureate; poems by Roy Mash, Amanda Moore, James Tipton, Joseph Zaccardi, Grace Marie Grafton, Cindy Bousquet Harris, David Rollison, Michael Jones, Walker Abel, Sharon Pretti, Deborah Buchanon, Barry Roth, and Emily Teitsworth. An extraordinary essay by David Rollison harkens back to the time of transition from the Beat Era to the Hippy period in San Francisco. The artwork of this edition includes four paintings by CiCi Chao and four paintings by Debra Di Blasi. 

ISBN 10:  0-578-42769-0

ISBN 13:  978-0-578-42769-0

Edition II, Number 2

143 Pages; 15 color; Author/Artist Bios

Introduction by Rebecca Foust

Nostos  (Volume II, Number 2)

the journal of poetry, short fiction, and art …

The third issue of Nostos (Volume II, Number 2, 2018) is a special issue. Its unifying theme is "familial": the relationships between and among father/son/mother/daughter. We present eight poems by Pulitzer Prize winner Louise Glück (the seven "Telemachus" poems plus one more); previously unpublished poems by Rebecca Foust, the Marin County Poet Laureate; poems by Javier Zamora, Wallace Stegner Fellow; and extraordinary short stories by Troy Jollimore and by Heather Altfeld. Others contributing work to this issue are David Rollison, Joanne Esser, Lisa Rappoport, Meryl Natchez, James Tipton, Keleigh Friedrich, Grace Grafton, Sharon Pretti, and Karen Poppy. Artist Lorna Stevens presents two unique diptychs concerning the theme. The Foreword for this issue is by Rebecca Foust who considers the genesis of the included poems of Louise Glück.

ISBN 10:  0-692-95360-4

ISBN 13:  978-0-692-95360-0

Edition II, Number 1

115 Pages; 20 color; Author/Artist Bios

Introduction by Lawrence Tjernell

Nostos  (Volume II, Number 1)

the journal of poetry, short fiction, and art …

This is the second issue of Nostos (Volume II, Number 1, 2018), containing poetry by Joe Lamb, David Rollison, Joanne Esser, Heather Ringo, David Havird, Lisa Rappoport, Meryl Natchez, Roy Mash, Thomas Centolella, Andy Plumb/Selena Anne,Deborah Buchanan, and Michael Jones. James Tipton and Jane Shlensky have contributed short stories. We are very pleased to present "The Fieldwork Scroll," the collaborative work of poet Emily Wolahan and artist Owen Brown. This edition contains images from their 24-foot scroll depicting "experiences of terror, travel and dislocation."  Most writers and artists have contributed three or more works so that the reader might better see or hear the author's style, tone, form and perspective. .     —ed.

ISBN 10:  0-692-92430-2

ISBN 13:  978-0-692-92430-3

Edition I, Number 1

93 Pages; 12 color; Author/Artist Bios

Introduction by Lawrence Tjernell

Nostos  (Volume I, Number 1)

the journal of poetry, short fiction, and art …

The first edition of Nostos features poetry by B. H. Fairchild, Rebecca Foust, Lisa Rappoport, David Rollison, Anne F. Walker, Jane Shlensky, and Walker Abel. James Tipton has crafted three short stories, and Tony Johnson reflects on Homer's Odyssey in an essay. Lorna Stevens created three watercolors for this edition. Each of these artists and writers considers the idea of "nostos," or homecoming, in graceful, personal, thoughtful, and sometimes gritty ways. Most writers and artists have contributed three or more works so that the reader might better see or hear the author's style, tone, form and perspective. We are particularly pleased to publish the poem "The Dumka" by B. H. Fairchild, finalist for the National Book Award, and five poems by Rebecca Foust, Poet Laureate of Marin.     —ed.

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