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Issue 20

Issue 20

of Gertrude Journal is now available.

Art by Saya Woolfalk and writing by Dorothy Allison, Mark Burchard, Paige Cohen, Samantha Craggs, Michael Cuglietta, Joshua Herren, Genevieve Hudson, Bud Jennings, Alyse Knorr, Raymond Luczak (video), Freesia McKee, Nicole Piasecki, Samantha Pious, Patrick Samuel, Sheena Sauls, Timothy Schirmer, Noel Sloboda, Danez Smith, Tammy Stoner (video), John Tavares, Mitchell Untch, Renée Vivien, Terry Wolverton, Stephanie Woolley-Larrea, Changming Yuan, and Stephen Zerance.

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Video Spotlight: Daniel Barrow

Daniel Barrow's artwork will appear in Issue 21 of Gertrude, due out later this summer.

Featured Review: Eloise Klein Healy

Gertrude is pleased to feature a review of poet Eloise Klein Healy's A Wild Surmise: New and Selected Poems and Recordings in our current issue.

Healy's work is reviewed by Gertude's new poetry editor, Allison Tobey. A Wild Surmise includes nearly four decades of old favorites, new poetry, and also makes use of QR code technology to offer accompanying audio recordings. It is a rich work, receiving Tobey's unabashed stamp of approval: "if you want to be inspired, whether as a writer or just as a person—read this book." Read the review from Issue 20 now »

Chapbooks: What People Are Saying

The 2013 chapbooks have been published and are now available for purchase. Here's what reviewers are saying about this year's winners:

Vertigo
"I enjoyed these stories. I see in them also promise of good things to come.”
- Tom Abrams, author of Goya's Head

The Ghost the Night Becomes
"Reading these poems is like listening to the blues while driving alone at night down some lost country road. The Ghost the Night Becomes entwines sex and desire, violence and loss, in unforgettable, haunting ways. The poems are tender and deeply human, and the language is lush. Stewart’s elegies follow you like ghosts 'wrist-bound to one another.'”
- Ansel Elkins, author of Blue Yodel

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Art by Saya Woolfalk

  • Becoming
    Becoming
  • Five Morphologies of Future Ancestors
    Five Morphologies of Future Ancestors
  • Pollinators and Plants
    Pollinators and Plants
  • Star Compulsion
    Star Compulsion
  • Neurological Balance
    Neurological Balance
  • Empathic Morphology
    Empathic Morphology
  • Blossoming
    Blossoming
  • Chimera
    Chimera
  • Lecture by the Artist
    Lecture by the Artist
  • Ethnography of No Place
    Ethnography of No Place
  • Ethnography of No Place
    Ethnography of No Place
  • Ethnography of No Place
    Ethnography of No Place
  • Cartography of No Place
    Cartography of No Place
  • Winter Garden: Hybrid Love Objects
    Winter Garden: Hybrid Love Objects
  • Saya Woolfalk
    Saya Woolfalk
  • Saya Woolfalk
    Saya Woolfalk

Congrats to Chapbook Winners

Vertigo  The Ghost the Night Becomes

 

Fiction: Vertigo by Michael Cuglietta
Poetry: The Ghost the Night Becomes by Darius Stewart

 

The 2014 chapbook contest just closed. Stay tuned for announcement of the winners!

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