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Darley Stewart

DARLEY STEWART is a Scottish-Korean fiction writer based in Brooklyn. Her work has appeared in Tin House, Joyland Magazine, Funhouse Magazine, The Ocean State Review, Flapperhouse, The Brooklyn Rail, The Battersea Review, Electric Literature, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of a 2016 Fiction International Fellowship from Seoul Art Space and 2015 Ocean State Fiction Scholarship from The University of Rhode Island. An alumnus of Brandeis University and The University of Edinburgh, she has recently completed a residency at Seoul Art Space. As the Founder of The Strong Women Project, she curates panels and gives presentations at the intersection of feminism, media, cultural narrative and the arts. Please see more at


A Micro-study of Micro-fiction

The first thing to notice about Grant Faulkner’s Fissures is that these pieces don’t really resemble anything else you’ve ever read.

Jessie Chaffee's An Oasis, An Abyss: Florence in Ecstasy

Florence in Ecstasy is about more than the search for self. It can’t be pigeon-holed into that tradition, any more than it can be considered an extension of literary inventions of Florence.

The Unfinished World of the Short Story

Amber Sparks’s new collection of stories, The Unfinished World and Other Stories, is aptly named. It contains the frustration, if not the paradox, that all short stories do: that the time represented within the story is all the reader receives, but which cannot possibly give the fullness of life itself.

Beyond Violence: Paul Yoon’s The Mountain

Paul Yoon’s story collection, The Mountain, is an important book for many reasons, and yet what will likely draw readers back again and again is Yoon’s language, the potent beauty of its sentences.


The Brooklyn Rail

SEPT 2023

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