His darkness pulls me in. It glistens off him like a leather jacket: Madhvi Ramani Reads "Wolf"

howling at the dark, 12 copies left from Aforementioned Productions, AWP,

Dear Forward Friends,

I don’t want to say too much about today’s story, “Wolf” by Madhvi Ramani. Part of it is because the first couple of times I read it, not meaning to make a pun, I said, “this is wild.” And it’s a mixture of genres: literary in its language, maybe closer to a thriller in its way of executing plot.

And because a few of you might ask: this is one where based on language you might not want to play it around your kids or loudly in the workplace.

Madhvi Ramani writes articles, essays, drama, fiction. Her work has been published by The New York Times, The Washington Post, Asia Literary Review, and others. She was born in London and currently lives a thoroughly bohemian lifestyle in Berlin. Find out more at madhviramani.com or follow her on twitter @madhviramani.

Forward Pre-Order Ends Thursday

We only have a few copies (give or take 10) left at Aforementioned Productions. If you would prefer to buy them directly from the press itself, go here. It’s also available for purchase from SPD and Powell’s. And once you have a copy and if you’re someone who likes Goodreads, here’s the Goodreads page if you feel like talking about, rating, loving on Forward.

AWP 2019

Oh, you would rather buy it in person and have some of the writers sign it? Well, if you’re going to AWP in Portland, you can do that on Thursday, March 28th.

Our party is from 5:45 PM to 8 PM at Woody’s Coffee Tavern (1412 SE Morrison Street). If you like Facebook, the event invite can be found here. It features readings by Maggie Su, Yalie Kamara, Marlin M. Jenkins, Monterica Sade Neil, Eshani Surya, Alvin Park, Ruth Joffre, Alicita Rodriguez, George Abraham, Tyrese Coleman, Dennis Norris II, Gene Kwak, and Christopher Gonzalez.

If you’re a Forward contributor, don’t forget that the deadline to send me your AWP events is March 23rd.


The Adroit Journal published this incredible conversation by Yalie Kamara and Marlin M. Jenkins.

And Tyrese Coleman has a new story in the second print issue of Split Lip Magazine. (This will also be available to buy at AWP)

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