We’ve published terrific poetry, short fiction, and essays in our print pages this year, and we’d like to extend hearty congratulations to our nominees for the 2015 Pushcart Prize: Paige Cooper, Alyson Hagy, Laura Glen Louis, Diane Seuss, Hasanthika Sirisena, and Danez Smith.
When you sing in community, and every singer is dead in the center of the pitch, a hole opens up that everyone can pass through. On the other side is no magical land, no lush gardens, no brilliant light, but there is a palpable sense of other space that is resonance.
“Sex: what puts you in contact with people you might otherwise never know.”
“False modesty: the writer enraged Toni Morrison’s won the Nobel Prize, but unable to come up with the name of someone he’d prefer.”