Open any issue of After Happy Hour Review; odds are you’ll stumble across at least one piece by Bill Wolak. For today’s From the Archives, Bill shares his thoughts – along with several never-before-published collages. AHHR: So tell us about your background. How did you get started as an artist? Bill Wolak: I started out […]
Reviews, Interviews, and News
Jason Peck reviews Josh Barkan’s newest short story collection, Mexico, published by Hogarth/Crown. Describes it as memorable and believable.
Mike Good reviews Better Luck Next Year by Ally Malinenko, a collection of poetry from Low Ghost Press, Pittsburgh. “As there is no road map to write a book about illness, there is no road map to write its review.”
At HAHH, we’ve always prided ourselves on our colorful covers. But Brad Black’s surrealistic, black-and-whites gave us the perfect chance to break with tradition. In our brief interview below, the Pittsburgh-based artist tells us his background and answers that ever-annoying question – where do your ideas come from? So tell us about your background. […]
As a rule, we Pittsburghers are (perhaps unduly) enamored with anything that turns the focus to our city, especially when it portrays the city with the kind of beauty and accuracy Angele Ellis brings to both the poetry and the prose in her newest book, Under the Kaufmann’s Clock. The photographs by Rebecca Clever scattered […]
Of all stories published by After Happy Hour Review, none obtained nearly as much reader feedback as Brandon Getz’s short story “White People,” published in Issue Three. As part of a retrospective on our most popular stories, we sat down with Getz to discuss how the story came about, and what made it so popular. […]
Thanks to all those who came to our reading at Pints on Penn. Thanks especially to the amazing readers who shared their work!
After Happy Hour Review is proud to announce its 2016 Pushcart Prize nominees:
“Celica” by Kristofer Collins (Issue 5)
“Resolute” by Ralph Culver (Issue 5)
“Transit” by H. Gan (Issue 5)
“When Trying to Trick Me, Do” by Kelly Jones (Issue 6)
“Armada” by Jim Meirose (Issue 5)
“Big Alabama and the Dumb Boyfriend” by James Valvis (Issue 6)
Congratulation to all our nominees!
Scenes from a very successful reading and journal release. Thank you to all HAHH readers, to Leslie at the East End Book Exchange, to special guest Lynn Emanuel, and to everyone who came out to support great local authors!