Matador Review

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Interview: Chicago author Nadine Kenney Johnstone's "Of This Much I'm Sure"

Nadine Kenney Johnstone is the author of the memoir, Of This Much I'm Sure, about her IVF challenges and the healing power of hope. She teaches at Loyola University and received her MFA from Columbia College in Chicago. Her work has been featured in various magazines and anthologies, including Chicago Magazine,The MothPANK, and The Magic of Memoir. Nadine is a writing coach who presents at conferences internationally. She lives near Chicago with her family. Find her at

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Catching Up with Matthew Walsh: "The Time is Now"

When we asked former contributors what they’ve been up to since being published in The Matador ReviewMatthew Walsh (TMRFall 2016) sent us this update.

Today I made my bed because it was starting to feel like a hamster nest. I swept my floor. I listened to Billie Holiday until all her songs ran out on YouTube. The last song was All of Me where she says take my lips, I want to lose them. It was raining earlier, so I did organizational things, looked for screws to hang my new vision board.

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