Spring 2015 Issue Now Available

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Spring 2015

The Spring 2015 issue of Prairie Schooner is now available and is on its way to subscribers. The new issue features fiction and poetry from Aurvi Sharma, Floyd Skloot, and Amina Gautier, among others.

This issue includes award announcements for Prairie Schooner contributors, including the Lawrence Foundation Award for the best short story published in Prairie Schooner in 2014, given to Jennine CapĆ³ Crucet for her story “Happy Birthday, Dear Dante” (Summer 2014), and the Virginia Faulkner Award for Excellence in Writing, given to Nathalie Handal for her poem “Ta’bien Negra” (Winter 2014). This issue also features Aurvi Sharma’s essay “Eleven Stories of Water and Stone,” which won the 2014 Prairie Schooner Summer Creative Nonfiction Essay Contest.

Once again, the new issue demonstrates Prairie Schooner’s dedication to publishing diverse voices from around the world. Anthony Tao is the editor-in-chief of Beijing Cream, an English-language Chinese blog. His poem “Samizdat in Blood” appears in this issue. Vandana Khanna’s newest poetry collection, Afternoon Masala, was released last March. As she explains to The Missouri Review, her latest project reimagines stories from Hindu mythology. Five of her poems appear in this issue. Titsian Tabidze was a Georgian poet executed by Stalin during the Great Purge. His poem “Tbilisi Evening” appears here translated from the Georgian by Rebecca Gould.

The cover of this issue features An Awesome Wave, a digital print on archival paper overlaid with metallic ink, varnish, and crystals, by Julia Ibbini. Ibbini lives in the United Arab Emirates. Her work is the result of a complex process involving digitally layering drawings, photographs, and painting, and then overlaying these prints with various materials including inks, thread, and beads.

To discover more from our talented contributors, check out their work in our newest issue. To learn more about Prairie Schooner or how to subscribe, visit https://prairieschooner.unl.edu