Featuring the 2016 BLR Prize winners


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From the foreword by Ronna Wineberg, Senior Fiction Editor: "Welcome to the thirtieth issue of the Bellevue Literary Review. In 2000, when we sat in Bellevue Hospital, creating this literary journal, the world seemed like a stable place. The third millennium had begun. Life felt relatively peaceful; violence and war occurred in countries far from us. We assumed this stability would extend for decades. The first batch of BLR submissions explored illness, death, the practice of medicine, and families, and were set mostly in the United States. The world is fluid, though..."


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Foreword by Ronna Wineberg (HTML PDF)
Contributors' Notes 
In Memoriam: Oliver Sacks (HTML PDF)

 

Fiction

The Foreign Cinema by Lauren Alwan
--Winner of the 2016 Goldenberg Prize for Fiction, selected by Paul Harding
The Lump by Susanna Nguy
--Winner of the 2016 Daniel Liebowitz Prize for Student Writing
Are You Having Suicidal Thoughts? by John Noonan - Honorable Mention
First Child, Second Place by Marylin Warner - Honorable Mention
Nothing Shaking by Michael Caleb Tasker
Baked Alaska by Juliet Faithfull
Is a Picnic by Gary Scott (HTML PDF)
The Vegetable Seller by Sonni Aun (HTML PDF )
Ninety Capsules by Linda Norlander (HTML PDF )


Nonfiction

Askew by Esther K. Willison (HTML PDF)
--Winner of the 2016 Felice Buckvar Prize for Nonfiction, selected by Mark Vonnegut
A Member of the Family by Morgan Smith - Honorable Mention
Canine Cardiology by Deborah Thompson (HTML PDF)
The Hollow of Shell Bay by William Henry Searle


Poetry

The Problem With Anatomical Thinking — by Meridian Johnson
--Winner of the 2016 Marica and Jan Vilcek Prize for Poetry, selected by Ada Limόn
The Interview by Kathryn Starbuck- Honorable Mention
A Fall by Molly Peacock (HTML PDF)
The Bodies Are Messages by Willa Schneberg
Ground Zero, Sierra Leone by Gaetan Sgro
Ebola: A Love Story by Tamara Miller (HTML PDF)
Landscape with Cesare Pavese by Jim Davis
Violent Blonde Celebrates Mother’s Day by Anya Silver
The Body’s Calendar by Yerra Sugarman
Erasure using a Paper on Smallpox Prophylaxis by Lucia Stacey
Valentine by Chelsea Krieg
Google Moon (2) by Anna Leahy
Reprieve by Jeffery Harrison (HTML PDF)
Health by Katy Lederer (HTML PDF)
Lacuna by Katy Lederer
Eyespot by Katy Lederer
The First Autopsy in the New World by Clare Cross
Fleeing by David Simpson
Reading Together by David Simpson
Reborn by Jeevan Narney
Failure to progress in speech therapy by Christine Robbins
Son by Alexandrine Vo
Adelia by Owen McLeod
Alprazolam, 0.5mg by Teo Mungaray (HTML PDF)
Passive Resistance by Mary Arguelles
Messal Mentes by Adam Young
Accelerated Aging by Steven Cordova


Book Review

The Lioness in Winter: Writing an Old Woman’s Life by Ann Burack-Weiss (PDF)
Reviewed by Donna Baier Stein


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