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Priest Pond (Part 2)

Below is the second part of Lisa Gornick's story from our Fall 2013 Issue, "Priest Pond." Lisa Gornick is the author of two novels, A Private Sorcery (Algonquin) and Tinderbox (Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus & Giroux). ‘‘Priest Pond’’ is part of a forthcoming collection of linked stories, Louisa Meets Bear (Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus & Giroux).

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Priest Pond by Lisa Gornick

Priest Pond (Part 1)

This week we will be featuring Fall 2013 contributor Lisa Gornick on the Prairie Schooner blog. Lisa Gornick is the author of two novels, A Private Sorcery (Algonquin) and Tinderbox (Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus & Giroux). Her stories have appeared in many literary journals, including AGNI, Confrontation, The Mas­sachusetts Review, and Slice, and have received awards including distinguished story by The Best American Short Stories, finalist Glimmer Train Fiction Open, and winner of the Summer Literary Seminars Unified Literary Contest. ‘‘Priest Pond’’ was featured in the Fall 2013 issue of Prairie Schooner, and is part of a forthcoming collection of linked stories, Louisa Meets Bear (Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus & Giroux).

Fall 2013 Event: Barry Lopez Reading

by Prairie Schooner intern Grace Mortensen

On Monday, September 30th, Prairie Schooner hosted an event featuring acclaimed environmental writer Barry Lopez and clinical psychologist Dr. Mary Pipher. The event was held in the ballroom of the City Campus Union to an audience of more than 500 people.

Comics: The Building Blocks of Culture

Richard Graham's Literature as Comics
Comic Image

Google-eyed. Jeep. Rube Goldberg devices. Dagwood sandwiches. Buster Brown shoes. Mickey Mouse college courses. All of these common phrases and descriptors are derived from comic strips, books, or artists. It’s fun to see the wide-ranging influences of a typically cast-upon popular media. So often regarded with disdain and suspicion, yet also certainly loved and treasured, comics ought to be respected for what they have given to American cultures, popular or otherwise.

Creative Nonfiction Contest Winner!

Melissa Febos
Congratulations to Melissa Febos, winner of Prairie Schooner's second annual Creative Nonfiction Contest! We received more than 500 excellent submissions, and contest judge Lia Purpura had this to say about Febos's winning essay, “Call My Name":

Briefly Noted – September 2013

Monthly book reviews in brief from the staff of Prairie Schooner and associates
The Cuckoo's Calling

Monthly book reviews in brief from the staff of Prairie Schooner and associates.

Vol. 2 Issue 5. August 2013. Ed. James Madison Redd.

The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith | Reviewed by Jacqueline H. Harris What the River Carries by Lisa Knopp | Reviewed by Caitie Leibman Driving on the Rim by Thomas McGuane (A Short-shrifted Review) | Reviewed by Shane Moritz

Indian Poetry on Social Media: Beyond Doggerel and Heartbreak Rhymes

by Nabina Das
Painting By A.A. Almelkar (1920-1982)
The latest phenomenon in Indian poetry is its increased presence on Facebook, the popular social media network, and this is no flippant event at all. With myriad languages and a large number of literatures, Indian poetry cannot be summarized in one simple way. When the group called INDIAN POETRY got started a couple of years ago, it evoked in me a range of feelings including awe, interest, disbelief, and indignation.

Simple, Clichéd Phrases can have Profound Meaning

World Wide Poetry Studio Interviews Michael Symmons Roberts
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I was recently commissioned to write a poem for a bio-medicine and poetry project happening in the UK. As I set about writing and researching my contribution, I thought of the poet Michael Symmons Roberts whose most recent collection, Drysalter, is earning a tremendous amount of praise and has been shortlisted for the 2013 Forward Prize. We had a lengthy conversation, but here is an excerpt of Roberts and me discussing a couple of his commissioned poems.

You Have Died of Dysentery

Farewell Prairie Schooner by Eric Jones

When I hitched my spurs to the wagon a year ago I had no idea how fast a prairie schooner could go. We were essentially a party of three. Marianne Kunkel, a phenomenal Managing Editor. Kwame Dawes, the insane genius who drives this rig. And myself, the web editor. I play video games. So it’s us three and we’re going along like that old educational point-and-click game, The Oregon Trail, except its more historically accurate because we’re crossing a vast digital plain made up ones and zeros. 

Briefly Noted – August 2013

Monthly book reviews in brief from the staff of Prairie Schooner and associates
Incarnadine - Mary Szybist

Monthly book reviews in brief from the staff of Prairie Schooner and associates.

Vol. 2 Issue 5. August 2013. Ed. James Madison Redd.

Incarnadine by Mary Szybist | Reviewed by James Crews The Genius of J. Robert Oppenheimer by William Todd Seabrook | Reviewed by Jeff Alessandrelli A Gentleman of Leisure [or The Intrusion of Jimmy] by P.G. Wodehouse | Reviewed by Jacqueline H. Harris (A Short-shrifted Review) Diary of the One Swelling Sea by Jill McCabe Johnson | Reviewed by Jack Hill

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