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About

Breakwater Review was founded in 2009 and is run by students of the University of Massachusetts Boston MFA program. We publish digitally two times a year.

 

A breakwater is a barrier of rocks or concrete, built out into a body of water to protect a coast or harbor from extreme weather and hazardous conditions. In a world that oftentimes feels shattered and broken, we seek to publish both established and (more importantly) new voices from diverse backgrounds. Words that unite us against the storm—challenging our own perceptions of reality in fresh and interesting ways.

Contact: breakwaterreview@gmail.com

Fall 2021 Masthead

Jonny Lipshin, Editor-in-Chief​

Leanne Ma, Fiction Editor

Jonathan Smith, Fiction Editor

Haley Cohen, Poetry Editor

Katee Fletcher, Poetry Editor + Social Media

Ann Wilberton, Poetry Editor

Contributors

Contributors

Abbey Gallagher, 13

Adam Scheffler, 18

Akhim Yuseff Cabey, 23

Alan Chazaro, 21

Alana Folsom, 17

Alexandra Mendelsohn, 16

Alexandra Teague, 13

Alex Chertok, 28

Alfredo Franco, 13

Alison Kronstadt, 24

Amy Gong Liu, 27

Anastasios Karnazes, 21

Andréa Rivard, 26

Anindita Sengupta, 17

Anna Richmond, 28

Anthony Calderon, 26

Anthony DiPietro, 27

Anthony Johnson, 17

Ariel Francisco, 15

Ash Goedker, 27

Ashley Dailey, 30

Bernard Ferguson, 26

Bess Cooley, 21

Betsy Housten, 29

Betty Martin, 25

Brad Johnson, 21

Bradley J. Fest, 24

Bradley Trumpfheller, 20

Brandon Lewis, 29

Brenda Salinas Baker, 29

Brionne Janae, 17

Brooke Harries, 29

Bryce Emley, 26

Cari Oleskewicz, 15

Carson Markland, 30

C.C. Russell, 18

C.F. Sibley, 23

Chen Chen, 12

Cindy Juyoung Ok, 30

Claire Hopple, 15

C.K. Dawson, 18

Connor Simons, 30

Corey Hill, 29

C.X. Hua, 26

Christian Collier, 21

 Christine Olivas, 19

Christopher Berardino, 29

Claudia B. Manley, 21

Colin Dodds, 22

Connor McElwee, 19

Crissy Martin, 21

Daniel Biegelson, 24

Danielle Legros Georges, 13

Darragh Savage, 12 

Delaney S. Saul, 25

Devin Barricklow, 30

Devin Kelly, 19

Diannely Antigua, 1920

Donna Vorreyer, 19

Dorsía Smith Silva, 25

Dwaine Rieves, 24

Dwight Livingstone Curtis, 24

Elana Lev Friedland, 28

Eleanor Levine, 17

Elizabeth Wing, 26

Ellie White, 24

Eloisa Amezcua, 17

Emily Ellison, 27

Emma Bolden, 18

Fatima Malik, 29

Felicia Berliner, 21

Frank Meola, 21

Gemma Cooper-Novack, 21 , 26

G.M. Monks, 27

Hannah Rego, 19

Heather Rounds, 15

Helia Rethmann, 19

Hollie Dugas, 16, 26

Holly Day, 22

Hope Jordan, 27

Iain Twiddy, 25

Jacqueline Jones LaMon, 13

Jacob Appel, 22

Jakob Guanzon, 16

Jane Huffman, 16

Jasmine Cui, 18

Jason Gebhardt, 29

Jason Primm, 22

Jenna Lyles, 23

Jennifer L. Hollis, 23

Jennifer Martin, 14

J.H Yun, 16

Jhon Sanchez, 14

Jill McDonough, 12

Jo Angela Edwins, 30

Jodi Angel, 13

Joey Hedger, 22

John Gorman, 12

John Grey, 21

John Leo, 17

John Sibley Williams, 26

John Thornburg, 20

Jose Luis Pablo, 28

Josephine Yu, 20

Josette Akresh-Gonzales, 24

Josh Cake, 30

Joshua Martin, 26

Julia Lattimer, 24

Juliana Roth, 27

Justin Carter, 18

Justin Davis, 30

Justin Phillip Reed, 19

K.T. Landon, 20

Karah Kemmerly, 28

Karl Michael Iglesias, 23

Kate Brunero, 22

Katherine Gutierrez, 29

Katherine Indermaur, 25

Katheryn Merwin, 18

Kaveh Akbar, 15

Kelly Spong, 16

Kim Garcia, 14

Kim Jensen, 12

Kim Magowan, 15

Krystal Song, 27

Laryssa Wirstuik, 12

Laura Cresté, 16

Laura Jo Swartley, 26

Laura Villareal, 19

Lauren Rheaume, 29

Leslee Becker, 13

Leila Chatti, 20

Lily Smith, 23

Linda Harris Dolan, 17

Lisa James, 16

Lisa Short, 20

Liz Moore, 14

Logan Buckley, 29

Lowell Jaeger, 22

Lucian Mattison, 16

Lucie Berjoan, 24

M. Wright, 24

Malcolm Friend, 20

Mara Adamitz Scrupe, 20

Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, 14

Marco Yan, 15

María Isabel Alvarez, 18

Mariya Deykute, 13

Marty McConnell, 14

Matt Massaia, 25

Matt W Miller, 14

Megan Merchant, 23

Melissa Bowers, 27

Michelle Turner, 27

Mikey Swanberg, 21

Min Lim, 19

Miranda Williams, 26

M.J. Arlett, 17

Momina Mela, 16

Monica Ong, 28

Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, 18

Nancy Lynée Woo, 12

Nandini Dhar, 12

Nathan Alling Long, 25

Nicholas Fuenzalida, 17

Nicole-Anne Bales Keyton, 30

Nina Sudhakar, 21

Olga Livshin, 12

Paul Singleton III, 21

Rebecca Boyd, 17

Rebecca Burke, 28

Richard Hoffman, 14

Rob Yates, 24

Robin LaMer Rahija, 25

Romeo Oriogun, 27

Roy Guzmán, 15

S. Erin Batiste, 30

Saddiq Dzukogi, 27

Safia Elhillo, 15

Saleem Penny, 30

Sam Simas, 24

Sara Elkamel, 28

Sara Mae, 22

Sarah Batcheller, 18

Scott Russell Duncan, 18

Sean Ennis, 12

Seema Yasmin, 20

Sergio Sarano, 17

Seth Simons, 23

Shuana Mackay, 18

Simon Lowe, 28

Sreshtha Sen, 16

Stephanie Choi, 29

Stephanie Niu, 30

Stephanie Roberts, 15

Stephen Benz, 30

Suchita Nayar, 2930

Susan Eve Haar, 29

Suzannah Russ Spaar, 23

T. Tran Le, 24

tae min suh, 30

Tarik Dobbs, 28

Terrance Wedin, 22

Theodore Yurevitch, 17

Thomas Osatchoff, 25

Timothy Gager, 12

Tiwaladeoluwa Adekunle, 24

torrin a. greathouse, 23

Tyler Wetherall, 14

Vanessa Moody, 20

Virginia Marshall, 30

Visar, 25

Whitney Kerutis, 21

William Blair, 23

William Russell Wallace, 24

William Seyle, 24

WLS, 25

Z. Hanna Mahon, 29

Zackary Medlin, 26

Zein Sa'dedin, 19

Artists

Anna Spaller, 17

Barbara Martin, 20

Derrick Breidenthal, 30

Dylan Coppola, 30

Edward Michael Supranowicz, 30

Eva Redamonti, 21

Guilherme Bergamini, 30

Isabel Beavers, 25

Howard Skrill, 30

Jamie Rhode, 24

Jean Wolff, 21

Jillian LaRussa, 30

Judith Skillman, 30

Karyna Aslanova, 29

Luíza Bastos Lages, 26

Madeline Zappala, 27

Matthew Klane, 30

Nicholas Karavatos, 30

Roger Camp, 30

Rosabel Rosalind Kurth-Sofer, 22

Venus Libido, 23

Yuko Nishikawa, 28

Guest Editors

Askold Melnyczuk, 16

Chen Chen, 30

Jane Unrue, 24

Jill McDonough, 16 20

Joan Wickersham, 21

Lillian-Yvonne Bertram, 23

Lisa Fay Coutley, 18

Lloyd Schwartz, 26

Oliver Baez Bendorf, 28

Porochista Khakpour, 29

Susanna Kaysen, 27

ZZ Packer, 18

Interviews

Chen Chen, 30

Christopher Berardino, 29

Dan Wakefield, 21

Elizabeth Graver, 12

Fanny Howe, 13

Gail Mazur, 19

Gish Jen, 15

Joan Wickersham, 13

John Keene, 22

Lloyd Schwartz, 19

Major Jackson, 24

Molly Antopol, 17

Peter Ho Davies, 30

Porochista Khakpour, 29

Raquel Salas Rivera, 27

Ross Gay, 15

Stephanie Soileau, 29

Steve Almond, 14

Susanna Kaysen, 26

Tyehimba Jess, 17