Volume 66: The Labor Issue


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The 2020 issue of the award-winning literary journal features new writing by twenty-two emerging and established authors from around the world. Exploring labor and its multiple applications, these stories, poems and essays offer unique perspectives that span cultures and histories. From the granular view of an ancient insect used in the making of dyes, to a woman operating a convenience store accessed only by her beloved, to a decade-long drought that reveals an underwater temple, these works illustrate how labor appears in our rituals, relationships, and self-concepts.

Featuring writing from Hilary Plum, Brian Evenson, Sophia Shalmiyev, Terrence Young, and Gnaomi Siemens. This issue also includes a separate chapbook by debut writer Sara Duff, winner of the inaugural Verna Marion Nugent Award.

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