Brandon Hobson
Contributor History

Brandon Hobson
Brandon Hobson is the author, most recently, of Where the Dead Sit Talking (Soho Press). His work has appeared in The Pushcart Prize XL, Conjunctions, NOON, The Believer, The Paris Review Daily, Post Road, Puerto del Sol, and in many other journals. He is a member of the Cherokee Nation Tribe in Oklahoma.



In Print

Vol. 70
Sanctuary: The Preservation Issue
Spring 2018
Edited by Bradford Morrow


October 23, 2018
Even though I was a couple of floors below on the sidewalk, I thought I recognized her from long ago when I, or we, lived in another country. But I heard she’d died—nothing confirmed, but I’d been told as much, and yet, what do you do with this but try to forget that the person is real, forget that they may still be moving through life.
October 16, 2018
The knife was raised
before there was an after.
He cried out, “Stop, stop!
“My name means laughter.”
October 9, 2018
It was his mother’s necklace, so it had value to him, more value to him than probably to his wife. It was meant for a woman though, so he couldn’t wear it.