Randy Fertel

Since 1980 Randy Fertel has taught the literature of the Vietnam War at Harvard, Tulane, and the New School for Social Research. Kenyon Review published his “Carpe Vitam: How to Do Things with Spontaneity” in the March/April based on his new book A Taste for Chaos: The Art of Literary Improvisation (Spring Journal Books, March 2015).

Fall 2011

Eshu on the Bayou*

By Randy J. Fertel

If a love is to be unforgettable, fortuities must immediately start fluttering down to it like birds to Francis of Assisi’s shoulder.                               —Milan Kundera Five years before my mother, Ruth […]

Summer 2006

Katrina Five Ways

By Randy Fertel

1. History Didn’t [s]he ramble… [s]he rambled Rambled all around… in and out of townDidn’t [s]he ramble… didn’t [she ramble [S]he rambled till the butcher cut [her] down             —New Orleans […]