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Black Lamb


Now in its 14th year of publication, this magazine was created to offer the discerning reader a stimulating selection of excellent original writing. Black Lamb Review is a literate rather than a literary publication. Regular columns by writers in a variety of geographic locations and vocations are supplemented by features, reviews, articles on books and authors, and a selection of “departments,” including an acerbic advice column and a lamb recipe.


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January 2016 in Black Lamb

January 1st, 2016

In our first online issue of January 2016, Editor Terry Ross looks back briefly on Black Lamb’s first 13 years. In Lords of the screens, D.K. Holm notes the childishness of movies. Emily Emerson reflects on a feature of country life in Pruning. In House of mirth, Michele Gendelman maintains that comedy is in her family’s genes. Steffen Silvis examines a forgotten nemesis of T.S. Eliot in Poet of parts. In Fan on the water, Toby Tompkins recalls his father’s death. Writing from Tel Aviv, Rochelle Singer celebrates a Torah in the street. In Pedophile heroes of 9/11, James Prunty rues society’s tendency to demonize. Greg Roberts explains how he pissed his life away in Programmed to fish. In Kramnik crushed, James McQuillen reports on the confluence of chess and pro wrestling. Signing in from India, Randall Giles notices the prevalence of very loud public music in Godawful din. In The sweetest sound, Ed Goldberg waxes sentimental about his grandpa and a pennywhistle. Elizabeth Fournier lists 15 things that please her in What’s not to like? In Gasping for breath, Doug Bruns reflects that his life’s journey is neither finished nor purposeful. John M. Daniels offers a selection of Very short stories. In An instant classic, Brad Bigelow reviews Nâzim Hikmet’s novel in verse. M.A. Orthofer reviews Patrick Modiano in Nobel thriller. Advice columnist Millicent Marshall answers a reader’s plaintive and angry question. And we welcome American western writers Robinson Jeffers and Jack London into our star-studded gallery of Honorary Black Lambs. •

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