The 22nd issue of Coal Hill Review is packed with poetry, flash fiction, a short story, an essay, two book reviews, and an interview. The pieces explore themes of renewal, growth, and exploration (perfect for a spring/summer issue!) with nature and place-based images. Much of the work in here asks the reader to reexamine the world and even themselves. As editors, we believe this is precisely what good art should do.
We are so thrilled to include the works of Pittsburgh authors, Brian Broome, Daniela Buccili, Jeffrey Condran, and Jeff Oaks, the emerging voices of Marina Pruna Moré, Nikki Stavile, and Emily Collins, and all the contributors who have made this issue a success. We’re also so pleased that for this extended issue AHP Founder, Michael Simms, interviewed respected Pittsburgh poet, Robert Gibb; Issue 22 also offers a book review of John Fried’s debut novel.