Volume 10, Issue 1 (2014) The Emerald Issue

Editors' Note

"I’m no Oz scholar, so I’ve abandoned a few to mere skimming. But while writing The Swan Gondola, I imagined my novel as a bit of Oz apocrypha, as a portrait of the life and loves of Oz in Omaha and what led him to build the Emerald City from a farm’s scrap metal; so I returned to the original book again and again, sometimes picking it up somewhere in the middle, or at the end; as a result, it remains vaguely discombobulated in my brain—but the novel always did seem somewhat scattershot in its storytelling. The more times I read the book, the more lost I get, forgetting what comes next. I recommend this approach to the series—the parts are definitely greater than the sum."



The Emerald Issue
Kate Bernheimer

The Emerald Issue

Kate Bernheimer
Guest Editor
Timothy Schaffert, University of Lincoln Nebraska
Managing Editor
Laura Miller, University of Arizona
Assistant Editors
Thomas Mira y Lopez, University of Arizona
Erin Zwiener, University of Arizona
Advisory Board
Donald Haase, Wayne State University
Maria Tatar, Harvard University
Jack Zipes, University of Minnesota
Cover Art
"Born" by Kiki Smith
J. Johnson
Tara Reeser