Spring 2014 Contents
Laurie Lamon Just Say (read)
Rob McClure Smith A Man at Banna Strand
Lauren Camp Alone at Alice's
Jason Trask Mountain Man
Jyotirmoyee Devi The Princess Baby
Dennis Braden Against Politics
Ron Gauthier Confederate Gray (read excerpt)
Ron Darian Bit Player
Richard Krawiec The Condemned Man Remembers Getting Ready for Prison
Christopher Mulrooney excommunication

Byron Case For Those Who Terrorize My Students On Awakening at Sunup, Approaching the Ides of March, My Twelfth Year in Prison, and Dampening the Institutional Clamor with a CD of Mozart’s Requiem and a Journal of Poetry
Michael Casey Liz and the Chinese audience (read)
Jacob M. Appel Right-of-Way (read excerpt)
Jeffrey D. Boldt No Mutants Yet in Baxter’s Hollow
Saretta Morgan Just Wait
John Heinz The Overdose
George Newtown Et in Arcadia (read excerpt)
Michael Graves The Fire of Anger (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