Spring 2013 Contents
Lakisha Jackson Not So Past
Brady Harrison Gone to Ground (read excerpt)
Stephen Gibson Cartes-de-visite
Paula Yup Water II
Joyce Goldenstern Massachusetts Murder Mystery
Vance Voyles Monster Mistake (read excerpt)
Michael Graves To the Progenitors
Dinah Cox Glue
Irene Mitchell Animals
darlene anita scott What Makes a Man (read)
Erika Dreifus My Life as a Bully

Kristin Kelly For Those Who Terrorize My Students (P.S. I’m Not Afraid of You)
Arpi Pap Dark Matter
Cynthia Cupe Inside Out: A Prisoner’s Perspective on Prison
Bob Monson The Secret’st Man
Christopher Urban Spider-Man’s Apartments (read excerpt)
Amasa Larkins Undocumented
T R Poulson Signs Attached to Trees
Pamela Morneault Gemme The Blue Lobster Strong Dress (read)



FALL 2015

Fiction by Diya Abdo, Cara Bayles, Stephanie Dickinson, Paul Hadella, Joe Jarboe, Donald Edem Quist, Alison Ruth

Poems by Austin Alexis, Byron Case, Courtney Lamar Charleston, Jessica Greenbaum, Brad Johnson, Don Kimball, Thom Schramm, Hasanthika Sirisena, Judith Skillman, Jack Vian, Catherine Wald, JJ Amaworo Wilson, Paula Yup

Nonfiction by Lyle May

BookTalk: The Number of Missing by Adam Berlin
March 25, 2015

Conference Room, 9th fl.

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
524 West 59th Street
New York, NY 10019

In the months after 9/11, David and Mel meet to drink, give each other comfort and reminisce about Paul—Mel’s husband and David’s best friend. The memories are not all good for David. Before Paul died, the two friends fought, brutally questioning each other’s lives. Fueled by anger and grief and too much alcohol, David stumbles through the city while holding onto a silent promise he’s made to a dead friend: he will wait for Mel to fall so he can catch her. Like the best post-war novels, where catastrophe is not an easy catalyst for plot, where characters go on living but not really, is about New York during a time when the city seemed dead. 

*All book talks are free and open to the public. 
Refreshments will be served.


J Journal
Department of English
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
524 West 59th Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10019