Fiction Finalist Margaret DeRo...

Jan 27, 2018 by

Tomboyfriends   Kathy Schmitzer told me I was going to die. I should have known better, but I was seven. I still believed my...

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Non-Fiction Finalist Celia Rui...

Jan 27, 2018 by

The Visit   The road that led to my father was desolate and long. The late afternoon sun was muted by wispy gray clouds that...

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From Dorothy Ellen Palmer’s Me...

Sep 14, 2017 by

RUN, GERALD, RUN   From the knees up, Gerald was the cutest boy I’d ever seen. California Surfer Boy cute. Blue eyes. Unruly...

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Sara Backer’s Poetry

Sep 14, 2017 by

Too This, Too That   At the party fire pit, he banters with women he has known since college. Funk from big speakers, eggplant...

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Stella Carruthers’ Poetr...

Sep 14, 2017 by

A First Taste of Rainbow   If he was yellow he dripped buttercups, pinches of kowhai seeds, pages of highlighted notes. Ideas to...

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Salena Casha’s Poetry

Sep 14, 2017 by

I Want to See Myself the Way a Lover Does   I want to see the sheet slide off whitened skin at the tug of an invisible hand down...

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Laura Cok’s Poetry

Sep 14, 2017 by

Early Days   We haven’t even told each other yet. It’s something like a still unspoken bet, whose horse will be the first to...

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Vivian DeRosa’s Poetry

Sep 14, 2017 by

Love Poem for Someone I Have Not Yet Met   1. I trust that your hands will be the books I’ve reread so often the spine has...

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