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August Newsletter highlights:
Nonfiction Editor Geeta Kothari tells Why We Chose It, a new KR Credo, and more!
Volume XXXVI | Number 3
Selections from our latest issue available now:
Poems by Allison Hutchcraft and John Kinsella
An excerpt from a story by Adam Peterson,
and an excerpt from David Baker‘s essay “Thresholds” from “A Symposium on Emily Dickinson”
The universe is the only text without a context.
Through different trees, wind becomes different sounds.
The pines become the wind’s sound, here. I hear it.
Again the creek leads me along its seam, from my name.
Its artery opens out from trees, to a heart of water.
No identity will be time-honored. It will be time.
I feel mine. It is blood-honored. It is change-honored.
Whether or not it is a curse that I want you
does not diminish the way my body has become
a neighborhood stalked by perverts and thieves.
You are waiting in the woods, and I am coming to find you. You told me not to follow, but I know by now that actually means, “Come as quickly as you can.”
Ten years after my mother died, I was told that she had never been buried, and I jumped the next plane to Australia to bury whatever remained of her.
Allison Hutchcraft’s poems have appeared in American Letters & Commentary, Barrow Street, the Beloit Poetry Journal, Crazyhorse, Cincinnati Review, and elsewhere. She teaches creative writing at the University of North Carolina–Charlotte. Her poem “Oh Dodo, You Can’t,” can be found…
Why We Chose It by nonfiction editor Geeta Kothari, a new KR Credo by Alan Heathcock, and more!
Why We Chose It, a day in the life of the Young Writers workshop, and more!
Check out summer reading recommendations from our editors and staff. Wishing you happy reading this summer!