Of the husband and wife in his”Marriage” short-shorts, J. Robert Lennon says, “I adore the poor fuckers.” They are “two awful people who are perfect for each other… responsible for some of the most fun writing I’ve done this year.” That fun— cruel fun like only a marriage can be— shines through in the stories, originally published in Willow Springs 75.
Willow Springs publishes the finest in contemporary fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, as well as interviews with some of the most notable authors in contemporary literature, including Marilynne Robinson, Stuart Dybek, Aimee Bender, and Robert Bly. Founded in 1977 and published twice yearly, Willow Springs features two interviews per issue, as well as arresting essays, fiction, and poetry by a diverse variety of writers—from the unknown and up and coming, to U.S. Poet Laureates and Pulitzer Prize winners. An indispensable resource for writers and readers, Willow Springs engages its audience in an ongoing discussion of art, ideas, and what it means to be human.