About H.O.W. NOW

Welcome to H.O.W. NOW!

Interviews and essays on the fringe. Join us for an ongoing dialogue between cutting edge artists of today and the avant-garde of yesterday.

The magazine’s REAR VIEW MIRROR column focuses on neglected, under-appreciated authors to bring these great writers to life for future audiences. And the INTERVIEW series aims to engage today’s most interesting voices in a candid discussion about creativity and the world of books. Through these two series and more, H.O.W. NOW aims to create a long-lasting archive of quality conversation on the future of literature. For submissions, or further information, contact the editors at hownow AT howjournal DOT com.




David Auerbach is a writer and software engineer living in New York. His essays have been published in the Times Literary Supplement, n+1, Triple Canopy, the Quarterly Conversation, and the Millions. He blogs at Waggish.

John D’Agata is the author of The Lifespan of a Fact, About a Mountain, Halls of Fame and editor of The Next American Essay and The Lost Origins of the Essay. He teaches creative writing at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, where he lives.

Gloria Beth Amodeo is a retail retiree who received her MFA in Creative Writing from The New School. Her work has appeared in NY ______ and is forthcoming in Carrier Pigeon. She lives in Brooklyn, rides a triangular folding bike and contributes time and love to The Literary Review.

Mark Brazaitis’s most recent book of stories, The Incurables, won the 2012 Richard Sullivan Prizeand will be published by the University of Notre Dame Press in the winter. He is also the author of The River of Lost Voices: Stories from Guatemala, winner of the 1998 Iowa Short Fiction Award, and An American Affair, winner of the George Garrett Fiction Prize. His book of poems, The Other Language, won the ABZ Poetry Prize. He directs the Creative Writing Program at West Virginia University.

Mary Gaitskill’s works include the Collection, Because They Wanted To, which was nominated for the PEN/Faulkner Award in 1998 and the novels, Bad Behavior (1988), Two Girls, Fat and Thin (1991) Veronica (2005), and Don’t Cry(2009). Her stories and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s Magazine, Esquire, The Best American Short Stories (1993), and The O. Henry Prize Stories (1998). Her story Secretary was the basis for the film of the same name. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, she teaches creative writing at Syracuse University. She lives in New York.

Kathleen Hellen is a poet and the author of The Girl Who Loved Mothra (Finishing Line Press, 2010). Awards include the 2012 Washington Writers’ Publishing House Prize in poetry. Her work has appeared recently in Cimarron Review; The Evansville Review; Harpur Palate; Poemeleon; Poetry Northwest; among others; and on WYPR’s “The Signal.” She is senior editor for the Baltimore Review.

Jacqueline Kharouf is currently studying for her MFA in creative writing, fiction, at the Vermont College of Fine Arts. A native of Rapid City, SD, Jacqueline lives, writes, and maintains daytime employment in Denver, CO. In 2009, she earned an honorable mention for the Denver Woman’s Press Club Unknown Writer’s Contest, and in 2010 she earned third place for that contest. This past winter, she published her first story, “The Undiscoverable Higgs Boson,” in Issue 4 of Otis Nebula. Jacqueline blogs at: jacquelinekharouf.wordpress.com; tweets holiday appropriate well-wishes and crazy awesome sentences here: @writejacqueline; and would perform a small jig if you liked her Facebook professional page at: Jacqueline Kharouf, writer.

Felipe W.Martinez studied Literature & Writing at UC San Diego. He is the creator ofAMISSINGBOOK.COM, an online literary project that aims to investigate the absence of Brazilian author Joao Guimaraes Rosa from English literary discourse. He lives in San Diego, California, where he works in public education.

Honor Moore is the author of The Bishops’s Daughter, A Memoir, published by W.W. Norton, The White Blackbird: A Life Of The Painter Margarett Sargent By Her Granddaughter, which was a New York Times Notable Book in 1996, as well as three collections of poems: Red Shoes – Poems, Darling, and Memoir. Moore has received awards in poetry and playwriting from the National Endowment for the Arts, The New York State Council for the Arts and the Connecticut Commission for the Arts and in 2004 was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship. She teaches in the graduate writing programs at the New School and Columbia University School of the Arts in New York City.

Catherine Pond was raised in Alpharetta, Georgia. She received her BA from Skidmore College and is currently an MFA candidate in Poetry at Columbia University.

Michael Powers lives in Brooklyn, NY and teaches in the Writing Center at ASA College. He received an MFA from the University of Houston in 2008. His fiction has appeared in Barrelhouse and Hayden’s Ferry Review.

Andrew Zornoza is the author of the novel Where I Stay. His short fiction and essays have been featured at The Poetry Foundation, BOMB, Gastronomica, Confrontation, CapGun, and Matter Magazine, among many others. He teaches in the Design & Technology MFA program at Parsons in New York City and is a contributing editor to the arts journal HOW.

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