Fiction, poetry & nonfiction
Founded by the poet Tom McGrath in Los Angeles in 1960, Crazyhorse continues to be one of the finest, most influential literary journals published today. Past contributors include such renowned authors as John Updike, Raymond Carver, Jorie Graham, John Ashbery, Robert Bly, Ha Jin, W. P. Kinsella, Richard Wilbur, James Wright, Carolyn Forché, Charles Simic, Charles Wright, Billy Collins, Galway Kinnell, James Tate and Franz Wright. Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winners alike appear regularly in its pages, right alongside Guggenheim fellows, National Endowment for the Arts fellowship recipients, and writers whose work appears in the O. Henry Prize, Pushcart Prize, and Best American anthologies.
Recent contributors include fiction from Rebecca Makkai, Melanie Rae Thon, Christine Sneed, Anthony Tognazzini, and Michael Kardos and Nonfiction from Lia Purpura, Robin Hemley, Dinty Moore, Sue Allison, and Tom Lynch. The goal with our poetry pages is to publish work that reflects the multiple poetries of the twenty-first century. Recent poets include: Monica Berlin, Marianne Boruch, Kevin Ducey, Carolina Ebeid, Sarah Gridley, Bob Hicok, Cynthia Hogue, Edward Mayes, Lo Kwa Mei-en, Wayne Miller, Donald Platt, Mary Ann Samyn, Joshua Ware, Kerri Webster, and Martha Zweig.