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CONGRATULATIONS TO JOY HARJO, FIRST INDIGENOUS POET LAUREATE OF THE US on the completion of her 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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ANNOUNCING THE 2022 LITERARY AWARDS: AUG. 31ST TO NOV. 1ST. OUR JUDGES ARE: JACQUELINE JOHNSON, THE JOY HARJO POETRY PRIZE; DEBORAH MIRANDA, THE BARRY LOPEZ NONFICTION PRIZE; AND LAURA PRITCHETT, THE RICK DEMARINIS SHORT STORY PRIZE. ENTER AS OFTEN AS YOU'D LIKE BY GOING TO THE CONTEST PAGE AND PRESSING THE BAR TO TAKE YOU TO SUBMITTABLE. READING FEE: $25 FOR 3 POEMS (100 LINE LIMIT PER POEM), ONE SHORT STORY OR PIECE OF NONFICTION UP TO 5000 WORDS.$1300 FIRST PLACE, $300 SECOND PLACE AND HONORABLE MENTION. ALL PRIZE WINNERS ARE PUBLISHED IN CUTTHROAT 28.
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.