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2018 Pushcart Prize Nominations

Congratulations to our 2018 Pushcart Prize nominees! Sam Savage, “For Poetry” Hannah Craig, “The Scorching” Carol Schaechterle, “On the Morning After the Election” Fermin Calderon-Dujarric, “Anniversary” Mary Mullen, “Under the Heart River” Jayson Iwen, “Visitation”

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Contributor Interview: Colin Matthes


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Contributor Interview: Nicholas Gulig

What’s your connection to the Midwest? I was born and raised I Eau Claire, Wisconsin where I lived for the first 19 years of my life. Then, I left for a long time, for school and grad school in Montana, Iowa, and Colorado, for a Fulbright Fellowship in Thailand, for work at a University in…

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December 15, 2018

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