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what we’re reading – june 24, 2019

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we can’t contain our excitement over the announcement of Joy Harjo being named the US Poet Laureate. as the first Native American (and Oklahoman) to hold the title, she will be sharing this honor with her ancestors, which is long overdue. there is not a single book which can properly convey her entire body of work. jump in with both feet and explore her poetry first. then delve into her fiction (including her youth fiction) and her memoir.

Pushcart Prize Nominees Announced

We are honored to announce our nominees for the 2022 Pushcart Prize. Please join us in congratulating them. BEST OF LUCK!!!! “12. Carrizo” by Crisosto Apache from his book Ghostword

BOOK REVIEW: The Oculus by Stelios Mormoris

Stelios Mormoris’s poetry in The Oculus celebrates the intersections between life, emotions and nature. He writes, “How necessary it is / to lose yourself / in tangles” and takes that

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