Fail: Spring 2011

Toward Grace, Strength, and Hope

Editor's note

After the Fall

Somewhere beyond fate and reason, the real work of being human begins.

Goal Control

An interview with Reed College professor Jennifer Henderlong Corpus about goals, praise, motivation, and coping with failure.

Where We Live Now

Abandoning the tragedy of the city for a new way of thinking and talking about place

Shooting the Lions

Two cousins try to revive the family circus with tragic results.


Two rivers; two Western tales of hubris

Résumé of Failures

The stories of struggle, insecurity, and loss behind a successful writer’'s accomplishments.