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Marc Anthony Richardson
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Marc Anthony Richardson
An artist and novelist from Philadelphia, Marc Anthony Richardson won the Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize and an American Book Award for his debut novel, Year of the Rat (Fiction Collective Two, 2016). Richardson is also the recipient of a PEN America grant and a Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright fellowship. He teaches creative writing at the University of Pennsylvania and in 2021 will be a writer-in-residence at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa.“Night Is the Best Counsel” is an excerpt from his upcoming novel, Messiahs (Fiction Collective Two, 2021).

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Vol. 74
Grendel’s Kin: The Monsters Issue
Spring 2020
Edited by Bradford Morrow

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October 28, 2020
Learning how

a strong stake aids
a slender, unassailable 

stalk is a matter of self-
denial and solace.
October 21, 2020
Send more Chuck Berry, went the joke—how the aliens would reply when they got their first spin of the Golden Record on the Voyager. Sweet, friendly aliens with toe-tapping rhythm (whether or not they had feet), an appreciation for sweat and guitar riffs pooling together even if they had no first-hand experience with either.
October 14, 2020
I like the black & white. I like
the mirage they create. I like
            planes. I like stray dogs
who never forget where I come from.
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