The Idaho Review in 2014

The Idaho Review is thrilled to announce that Nicole Cullen’s short story, “Long Tom Lookout,” which appeared in our 2013 issue, has been selected for reprint in The Best American Short Stories 2014, edited by Jennifer Egan. “How She Remembers It” by Rick Bass, also from the 2013 issue, will be appearing in The Pushcart Prize 2015. Congratulations to both these authors!

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The 2014 issue of The Idaho Review is now available for ordering and features stories and poetry by both acclaimed writers and new voices, including Ann Beattie, Joy Williams, Ron Carlson, Edith Pearlman, Robert Boswell, Rick Bass, Stephen Dixon, Mary O’Connell, Kali Fajardo-Anstine, John Kinsella, Daryl Jones, and James Harms, as well as the first place story of the 2014 Fiction Contest by Janet Peery.


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Story of the Week

After the Revolution

by Rick Bass

1.   The simplest things. Matches. Newspaper. Magnifying glasses for when the matches run out, and flint and steel. Guns, bullets. Knives, axes, handsaws. Bandanas, for breathing the smoke in July, August, early September, in the northern hemisphere, December, January, February in the southern. Salt: seven cents a pound, yet how you will miss it […]

Poem of the Week

Swimming in the Air

by Lawrence Raab

A bat appears, zigzagging across the twilight, indifferent to its freedom, and I’m reminded of the dream where I float   out of bed and up to the ceiling. When I move my arms, the air is like water, although I never try to slip through a window into the dark.   I’m not frightened.  […]

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    The MFA Reading Series at Boise State University will be hosting Kent Nelson in September, winner of the 2014 Drue Heinz Literature Prize.