Friday, October 7, 2016

Our 2016 Pushcart Nominations

by Editor-in-Chief Mary Bast

Our Pushcart nominations are in the mail, so we can officially congratulate five contributors from our 2016 issue.

Bacopa Literary Review 2016 Pushcart Prize nominations:

"The Crooked Man" (fiction), by Afia Atakora:
Afia Atakora is currently earning her MFA at Columbia University. She lives in Avenel, New Jersey, where she is at work on a novel about a reconstruction-era midwife.
"Sestina: That mouth . . ." (poetry), by Carolyne Wright:
Carolyne Wright's most recent book is the anthology, Raising Lilly Ledbetter: Women Poets Occupy the Workspace (Lost Horse Press, 2015). This anthology is the recipient of ten Pushcart Prize nominations and is a finalist in The Foreword Review's Book of the Year Awards. Wright has nine other poetry volumes and five volumes of poetry in translation, and received a Pushcart Prize in 2010. Since 2005, when she returned to her native Seattle, she has taught for the Whidbey Writers Workshop MFA Program and for Richard Hugo House.
"Life of a Scion watched too tightly Against its nature" (poetry), by Lynn Geri:
Lynn Geri waited until she was into her seventh decade to take up the study of poetry. She has become deeply engaged with the beauty and romance of language. Lynn lives in a forest on Whidbey Island, in Washington State's Puget Sound. She is also to be published in the Sonora Review.
"--the Speed of Grass--the Speed of Us" (nonfiction), by Michael Farrell Smith:
Michael Farrell Smith's work has been published in Tin House, New Delta Review, Booth, and elsewhere. His nonfiction piece in Bacopa Literary Review 2016 is experimental nonfiction--a memoir of 1/60th of one second. A sentence fragment about a fragment of life. A memoir of the time it takes to snap a photo.
"A Clothesline Meditation" (nonfiction), by Debra Burks Hori:
Debra Burks Hori's work has been published or is forthcoming in This I Believe, Crack the Spine, The Penmen Review, Silver Birch Press, and The Los Angeles Times Health Section. When her husband was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, Debra wrote to comfort herself; she continues her writing to share our universal experience of grief. She is an Educational Therapist in private practice, a parent, and is owned by two cats.

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