Lincoln artist among those featured in new Prairie Schooner

Lincoln artist among those featured in new Prairie Schooner

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The cover of the fall 2017 issue of Prairie Schooner features artwork by Lincoln artist Byron Anway.

The fall issue of Prairie Schooner, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s literary magazine, features an essay by Donald Platt, a two-time National Endowment for the Arts fellowship recipient, and a cover image by Lincoln artist Byran Anway.

Other featured essays, poetry and prose in the publication include works by Kirstin Allio, José Angel Araguz and Rachel Toliver.

The cover of the issue was painted by Anway. It is titled “If You Want Blood,” and depicts a crowd of people standing close together in what appears to be a massive protest. Anway has taught at universities around the world, including Belgium’s International School of Brussels and American Academy-Casablanca in Morocco. He has also taught at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Learn more about Anway’s work.

Highlights of the issue include tender yet intense poetry by Fadwa Souleimane, translated from Arabic by Marilyn Hacker. Souleimane died in August, but the poems are a lasting tribute to her.

Two-time National Endowment for the Arts fellowship recipient and author of "Man Praying," Donald Platt is featured, as well as Araguz, a CantoMundo fellow and author of six chapbooks and two collections.

Among the essays featured is Melissa Sipin’s beautifully hewn piece, “The Shape of My Mother’s Body.” Sipin has published widely, was a coeditor of "Kwento: Lost Things (an Anthology of New Philippine Myths)," and has been a fellow at the MacDowell Colony, Sewanee Writers’ conference and more.

Other essayists include Elizabeth Lindsey Rogers, finalist for the Miller Williams Prize and the Lambda Literary Award, and Sean Prentiss, award-winning author of “Finding Abbey: The Search for Edward Abbey and His Hidden Desert Grave.”

In fiction, authors include Avital Gad-Cykman, author of the flash fiction collection "Life In, Life Out" and winner of the Margaret Atwood Society Magazine Prize and the Hawthorne Citation Short Story Contest, and Caitlin Kindervatter-Clark, a Steinbeck fellow at San Jose State University who teaches at University of California, Berkeley Extension.

Online selections from these and other talented contributors are in this newest issue. To subscribe or purchase a copy of the fall 2017 issue, click here.

Founded in 1926, Prairie Schooner is a national literary quarterly published with the support of the English department at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. It publishes fiction, poetry, essays and reviews by beginning, mid-career and established writers.