CONGRATULATIONS TO JOY HARJO, FIRST INDIGENOUS POET LAUREATE OF THE US on an unprecedented third term. Joy's work is featured in CT 24, Truth to Power, CT26 and in CT 27. CT 18 is a Tribute to Joy and to Linda Hogan
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Writers of the 21st Century
Editors: Beth Alvarado, Ocatavio Quintanilla, Carmen Tafolla, Luis Alberto Urrea and Edward Vidaurre. Editor-In-Chief, Pamela Uschuk.
382 pages. 92 Contributors, including Steven Alvarez, Ana Castillo, Rosemary Catacalos, Lorna Dee Cervantes, Denise Chavez, Sandra Cisneros, Leticia del Toro, Dagoberto Gilb, Jenn Givhan, Reyna Grande, Myriam Gurba, Demetria Martinez, Alberto Rios, Raul Sanchez, Leslie Contreras Schwartz, Matt Sedillo, Octavio Solis, Gary Soto, Richard Vargas, Richard Yanez, and more!
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Congratulations to the winners of our 2021 contests:
Joy Harjo Poetry Prize, "Why the Migrant's Journey is so Hard" by Jeanne Wagner ; Barry Lopez Nonfiction Prize, "The Book of Bones by Hannah Hindley; Rick DeMarinis Short Story Prize, "The Same Dream" by Joel Streiker
CT27 features work by Rita Dove, Joy Harjo, Camille T. Dungy, Martin Espada, Luis Alberto Urrea, Naomi Shihab Nye, Richard Jackson, Linda Hogan, J. Drew Lanham, Patricia Spears Jones, Patricia Jabbeh Wesley, Cynthia Hogue, Karen Brennan, Brenda Peterson, Lauren Mukamal Camp,
and many more!
I hear you walking in soft pajamas late at night. Touching every room with your feet. In the morning you ask me to cancel the movers. Only by now I've gone deep inside, to the tender parts, the skin around my eyes. Once, when visiting family in Mexico, a sea sand, little stones that seemed attached to no one, she led me to a hedge of flowers that when touched, closed.