Fall 2013 Contents
Janice Miller Potter Rat Night
Graham Cotten What Makes America America (read excerpt)
Jean L. Kreiling A Liberated Woman Reads Jane Eyre
Susan Comninos WANTED: (read)
Mark Rigney The Book of Badges
Laura Smyth Exposure
Laura Smyth At the Lily Pond in the Botanic Garden (read excerpt)
Dawn Potter The Testimony of Various Witnes
Francisco Cantú Vampire Village
Shelby Stephenson World on a String
Eleanor Paynter What I Wish I’d Said to the Illustrator

Hege Anita Jakobsen Lepri Day 17 – Witness 13
Judith Skillman Disgust
Mary M. Brown Billy Mix
Mary Moycik The Funny Thing about Injustice Is That It’s Just Not Fair
Brad Johnson Battle of the Bed
Brad Johnson Serving Elisabeth Shue (read )
Christopher Bundy Men and Women of the Jury (read excerpt)
Dana Stamps, II Games Kids Play
Norita Dittberner-Jax Prophecy
Joseph Rathgeber Nor I (read excerpt)



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