Brian Doyle

Brian Doyle is the editor of Portland Magazine, at the University of Portland, in Oregon. He is the author most recently of the essay collection Children and Other Wild Animals.

A Scatter of Snow

Because I was curious and rude and because in some odd way he was my captive, I asked him about the war in which he had huddled for twelve months.

Ana Maria Spagna

Rarely can you say with a shard of truth that you remember the first time a writer’s work hit you in the head and the heart with a nearly audible slap, but I remember the first time I read a passage from Ana Maria Spagna.

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The Seethe and Burble of Chicago . . .

The Seethe and Burble of Chicago, Thirty Years Ago, as Experienced by a Young Penniless Energetic Fellow, Shy but Curious, Fast Enough Then to Sprint Away from Trouble & Armed with Just Enough Coin to Catch the Last Cicero Avenue…