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2022 Contest Results!

    BWR is pleased to announce the winners and runners-up of our 2022 Contests in Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Flash. We are forever grateful to our inimitable judges: Maurice Carlos Ruffin, Diane Seuss, Kendra Allen, & Angie Sijun Lou. Dennis...

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Aiden Heung

This Moment   (After Eavan Boland)by Aiden HeungAn imaginary tree, green as spring.   Children’s voices scud like birds out of a cage, hurrying into parchment clouds.   The day ends before it begins to make sense.   But still, I stand in front of my...

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Week of the Catby Emily Yang / 楊佳諭      On Sundays, the day her week begins, Cat goes to the movies. She loves everything about it, the movies: the below-freezing temperatures, the plushness of the plum velvet seating—even the salty knock of unpopped corn kernels...

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Catherine Kim

The Librariansby Catherine KimClick here to launch the PDF Reader for this piece.Catherine Kim is a Korean Canadian writer studying in the US. Her writing has appeared in Nat. Brut, Hypocrite Reader, the Nameless Woman anthology, the Transcendent series, and...

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Dure Ahmed

Me and a Wilted Roseby Dure AhmedI’m sorry, the city wrings me out by the time I make my way home. It’s the fucked up, inedible oranges and the long winds of the underfunded bus that make me look negligent.  A little table in the park shouted “2 for $5” in dark...

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Diannely Antigua

IN PORTLAND, IT RAINS, THE SUN COMES OUT, IT HAILS, THE SUN COMES OUTby Diannely AntiguaThen it rains again. The ants find their wayto the kitchen counter where I spilled a little sugar, the spider by the nightstand is the second to last lover I’d want to wake up next...

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