Hobart #13: Luck
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Hobart #13: Luck (Hobart #13)

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Lucky Hobart #13 with writing Amy Butcher, Brian Allen Carr, Steve Castro, Jimmy Chen, Ashley Farmer, Tod Goldberg, Amelia Gray, Jac Jemc, Adam Levin, Rolf Potts, Sean Lovelace, M. Owens, Micah Riecker, Shya Scanlon, Curtis VanDonkelaar & Joshua Ware
Paperback, 182 pages
Published February 2012 by Hobart
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Ryan Bradford
Hobart is a midwestern literary journal that boasts some of the more-visceral writing I’ve seen (not to mention a solid design) Since this issue is their 13th, all the stories have to do with luck (or lack thereof). During the course of reading it, I decided to take note of all the lucky stuff that happened in my life.

Two things: Besides the whimsical indulgence of romanticizing coincidence, I’m not sure if I believe in luck. I don’t think there are exterior forces that congregate around some pe...more
The midwestern literary journal, Hobart, released its 13th issue this year, and, naturally, the theme is luck—or the lack thereof. Established and emerging writers explore the nature of luck in stories, essays and miniature interviews. Hobart has published its share of Southern California writers, and this issue is no different.

In the essay “When They Let Them Bleed,” Tod Goldberg, who directs the Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing at UC Riverside, reminisces about the bad hand he and his sib...more
Another outstanding issue of Hobart. Includes great work by Amelia Gray, Amy Butcher, Jimmy Chen, and Chelsea Martin. My lessay (list essay) on Luck is one of my favorite things I've written in the past couple of years. Hobart lovefest!
Matt Lewis
Really quality stuff in here! Amelia Gray's story of pregnancies & donut fires stands out, but all the work featured here is top notch. Hobart is a refreshing change in a world of somewhat stuffy lit journals.
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