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Contest Honorees

  • March 2014

    March 15, 2014

    We are delighted to announce the winners of the the 2013 Essay and Poetry Contests, along with two honorable mentions in fiction and creative…

  • Eggplant Elegy

    March 15, 2014

    In an act of defiance, I purchased a beautiful, shiny, offensive, dangerous thing, a thing of deep purple black. I intended to slice it…

  • For the Record

    March 15, 2014

    I am the cleaner-upper of messes, the smoother of suffering. When Deb calls and cries, “My husband’s job is gone. What will we do?”…

  • Flakes

    March 15, 2014

    My dad picked me up from my English class yesterday, and we drove towards the mountains. We talked. I told him about my teacher…

  • The Boy Who Listens

    March 15, 2014

    He receives slivers of
    gnash and still—
    but not like others.
    He doesn’t upturn his face,
    front his body,
    meet it with
    puffed-out cat lungs.
    And he doesn’t wreathe
    his arms tightly…