Spring 2011

Featuring the winners of the 2011 BLR Prizes


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Foreword by Danielle Ofri (HTML | PDF)
Contributors' Notes (HTML | PDF)


But Now Am Found by Patti Horvath
--Winner of the 2011 Goldenberg Prize for Fiction, selected by Andre Dubus III
--Interview with Patti Horvath
Winston Speaks by Jill Caputo (HTML | PDF) - Honorable Mention
Happiness Advocates by B.G. Firmani
Crazyland by Ruth Schemmel
Odd a Sea's Wake by Nicholas Patrick Martin
Condensed Milk by Danielle Eigner (HTML | PDF)
The Day of the Surgical Colloquium Hosted by the Far East Rand Hospital by Gill Schierhout (HTML | PDF)
Minivan by Anne Valente
Moab by Jennifer Lee
Hamlet by Benjamin Parzybok
Sisters of Mercy by Joan Leegant (HTML | PDF)



The Tag by Elizabeth Crowell
--Winner of the 2011 Burns Archive Prize for Nonfiction, selected by Jerome Groopman
--Interview with Elizabeth Crowell
In a Time of Scars by Gaynell Gavin
Travel of Sound by Nicolas Destino (HTML | PDF)



Sinkhole by Janet Tracy Landman
--Winner of the 2011 Marica and Jan Vilcek Prize for Poetry, selected by Marie Ponsot 
--Interview with Janet Tracy Landman
Climacteric by Cynthia Neely - Honorable Mention
To Melancholia, Mon Amour by Nancy Naomi Carlson
"Photographs of the Saint's Finger are Strictly Prohibited" by Katherine Durham Oldmixon
Looking Back by Floyd Skloot (HTML | PDF)
Something Happened by Tim Nolan
Intensive Care Unit by Tim Nolan
Poem in Which I Pack You a Few Things for the Hospital by Beverley Bie Brahic
As Broken in the End by Travis Mossotti
Family Waiting Room by Stacy Nigliazzo
Grief Settles in the Body by Laura Goldin
PET CT Scan by Jennifer Chapis
Uses for Salt by Kate Lynn Hibbard (HTML | PDF)
April 1986, Ukraine by Laurel Bastian
My Father's False Memory of His Mother by Brian David Mooney (HTML | PDF)
Bruise in the Shape of a Hand by Jehanne Dubrow
Interview by Jehanne Dubrow
Despondency by Jennifer Barber
Crayons by Emily Sullivan Sanford
Stage Four, Summer by Pat Daneman
The Bird Buriers by Ben Miller
The Mortician's Guayabera by Virgil Suarez (HTML | PDF)
My Hypochondria: A Soliloquy by Steve Gehrke


Book Review

The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Tova Bailey
Reviewed by Jack Coulehan (HTML | PDF)