45.2 Feature: Craft Essay by Jake Syersak

Jake Syersak received his MFA from the University of Arizona and a PhD in English and Creative Writing from the University of Georgia. He is the author of the full-length Yield Architecture (Burnside Review Books, 2018) and several chapbooks. His poems have appeared...

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2018 Flash Contest Runner-Up Alice Maglio

“Let’s eat baby the steak is getting cold” is a brief story that splits the space between haunted and relatable. Surrealist and allegorical, it renders a strange object of obsession, desire, and envy—a tooth—and seduces the reader into a powerful drama of the...

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2018 Nonfiction Contest Runner-up: J’Lyn Chapman

"There is a beautiful moment in this meditation on nature, language, and motherhood which made me fall in love with it—the narrator writes of reading Charlotte Brontë’s novel Villette, in bed, the summer after her daughter was born, which moves into Brontë’s...

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