Fall 2017 Issue Now Available

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Prairie Schooner Fall 2017


The Fall 2017 issue of the Prairie Schooner is out now and making its way to bookstores and subscribers’ mailboxes everywhere. This new issue features essays, poetry, and prose by Kirstin Allio, José Angel Araguz, and Rachel Toliver among many others.

The beautiful cover of the Fall 2017 issue, titled “If You Want Blood” and depicting a crowd of people standing close together in what appears to be a massive protest was painted by Byron Anway, an artist and educator living in Lincoln, NE. He has taught at universities as far flung as Belgium’s International School of Brussels and Morocco’s American Academy-Casablanca in Morocco and as close to home as the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where Prairie Schooner is housed. To see more of Anway’s work, visit his website.

Inside the issue, you will be greeted with tender yet intense poetry by Fadwa Soleiman, translated from the Arabic by Marilyn Hacker. We were sad to hear of Soleiman’s passing in August, but we hope that sharing these poems will provide a lasting tribute to her. Additionally, we feature two-time NEA fellowship recipient Donald Platt, whose latest book, Man Praying, is out now from Parlor Press/Free Verse Editions, as well as José Angel Araguz, a CantoMundo fellow and author of six chapbooks and two collections.

Among our essayists, you’ll find Melissa R. Sipin’s beautifully hewn piece, “The Shape of My Mother’s Body.” Sipin has published widely, coedited Kwento: Lost Things (an Anthology of New Philippine Myths), out with Carayan Press, and has been a fellow at the MacDowell Colony, Sewanee Writers’ conference, and more. Other essayists include Elizabeth Lindsey Rogers, finalist for the Miller Williams Prize and the Lambda Literary Award, and Sean Prentiss, award-winning author of Finding Abbey: The Search for Edward Abbey and His Hidden Desert Grave.

In fiction, our authors include Avital Gad-Cykman, author of the flash fiction collection Life In, Life Out and winner of the Margaret Atwood Society Magazine Prize and the Hawthorne Citation Short Story Contest, and Caitlin Kindervatter-Clark, a Steinbeck fellow at San Jose State University who teaches at UC Berkeley Extension.

We hope you read our online selections from these and our other talented contributors in this newest issue, and consider subscribing or purchasing a copy of our new Fall 2017 issue.

Founded in 1926, Prairie Schooner is a national literary quarterly published with the support of the English Department at UNL. It publishes fiction, poetry, essays and reviews by beginning, mid-career, and established writers.