Fall 2016 Issue Now Available

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Prairie Schooner Fall 2016



The Fall 2016 issue of Prairie Schooner is now available and making its way into subscribers’ mailboxes. This new edition features essays, prose, and poetry from Mimi Schwartz, John Kinsella, and Tony Hoagland, among others.

The Fall issue opens with an essay titled “13 Superstitions” by Denise Duhamel and Julie Marie Wade. The two have them have published many collaborative essays together and are both teach in the MFA program at Florida International University. Other essays included in in this edition are written by Matthew Shenoda, winner of the Arab American Book Award and the founding editor of the African Poetry Book Fun, and Michael Chaney, who currently has a forthcoming book from the University Press of Mississippi.

Fiction writers include Munib Khan with his story “Once Upon a Time on a Mountain Pass,” whose fiction has been shortlisted for the 2016 Commonwealth Short Story Prize. Also featured is “Conceptual Art” by Brett Beach, a novelist and short story writer.

Among the featured poets are Rosebud Ben-Oni, a recipient of the 2014 NYFA Fellowship and is a CantoMundo Fellow and Blas Falconer, his third poetry collection is forthcoming in 2018. Haunting poems about the sharp pains of hunger, war, and loss come from Gail Newman, who was born in a Displaced Persons camp in Germany. Also appearing in this edition are poems by Anzhelina Polonskaya (translated by Andrew Wachtel), Christopher Solerno, and Rebecca Lehmann.

The cover, a gorgeous conglomeration of rectangles and squares, comprises two pieces by the artist Dominique Ellis. She received her MFA from the Tyler School of Art and is currently the gallery and retail coordinator at The Clay Studio where she is creating new ceramic works. To view more of her stunning work, visit her website here.

To discover more from these and other talented contributors, check out their work in our newest issue. To subscribe, or simply purchase the Fall 2016 issue of Prairie Schooner, visit https://prairieschooner.unl.edu/store.