The Future of Ruminate

The Future of Ruminate

November 21, 2022

Today, we write to you with bittersweet news. 

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Winners of the 2022 Waking Flash Prose Prize

Winners of the 2022 Waking Flash Prose Prize

October 31, 2022

Just in time for Halloween: We're announcing the winner, runner-up, and finalists of the 2022 Waking Flash Prose Prize. 

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Angel Bath

Angel Bath

October 03, 2022

When she thought of all that shiny porcelain shattering down the slope, angels’ limbs mangled and plump cheeks drowned in the muddy river, her body quivered in an almost religious ecstasy.

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Lemons

Lemons

October 03, 2022

She had lemons/who crooned to her,/lemons that smoked unfiltered cigarettes,/lemons that rolled down mountains to be near her.

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After—

After—

October 03, 2022

No hurry, the motor idling/away from work/& no five-point schedule or/overnight shifts 

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Águila del desierto

Águila del desierto

October 03, 2022

Because he found/brother, cousin/facedown. Because he lost/home like bones lose/flesh.

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Winter's Carol

Winter's Carol

October 03, 2022

What shock to find a child/can transform you. Once, the Lord in flesh was like this:/strangler fig and tentacled. 

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Immortality Is (Im)Material

Immortality Is (Im)Material

October 03, 2022

Juvenescent jellyfish live to infinity in the mega-flooded/garden of the Mediterranean, those raised, sedimented beds first/planted by the Atlantic. 

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Snow Sleep

Snow Sleep

October 03, 2022

a cure-all for the colic,/was a baby/in a well-bundled snowsuit -

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Dear Mother

Dear Mother

October 03, 2022

Oh mother, once upon a time, mother. I owe you something/but what? And what of me here in this white room with the ash/scattered and the rocker stationed at the window.

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Goats

Goats

October 03, 2022

Cursing, he sat up and then found the goat watching him, a petulant look in its black eyes, and its mouth full and chewing on the woman’s wet hair.

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In the Petrified Forest

In the Petrified Forest

October 03, 2022

Love is relativistic like that. It can dilate the world to the sharp intake of half a breath, the space between parted lips, the incremental uptick of temperature as two forms share heat. It makes it all stretch into the infinite.

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Winners of the 2022 Poetry Prize

Winners of the 2022 Poetry Prize

August 08, 2022

Congratulations to Elisávet Makridis and our other eight finalists!

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Winners of the 2022 William Van Dyke Short Story Prize

Winners of the 2022 William Van Dyke Short Story Prize

June 06, 2022

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Issue 62: Between the Fog and the River

Issue 62: Between the Fog and the River

May 10, 2022

A short story from Gabriela Halas, which is one of five prose pieces featured in Issue 62. 

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Issue 62: Broadside Winner and Finalist

Issue 62: Broadside Winner and Finalist

May 03, 2022

Poems from our 2021 Broadside Poetry Prize winner and runner-up, Denise Miller and Maria Zoccola. 

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Read: Winner and Runner-Up of the 2019 Poetry Contest

Read: Winner and Runner-Up of the 2019 Poetry Contest

April 21, 2022

Up this week: "Encroachment" and "Everbearing"

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Read: Winner and Runner-Up of the 2020 Poetry Contest

Read: Winner and Runner-Up of the 2020 Poetry Contest

April 12, 2022

Up this week: "The Difference Between a Year and a Lifetime" and "Papier-mâché."

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Field of Wheat

Read: Winner and Runner-Up of the 2021 Poetry Contest

April 06, 2022

Over the next few weeks, we'll be celebrating the winners and runners-up of our last three annual poetry contests. 

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Portrait of Rajiv Mohabir

Meet Our 2022 Poetry Judge Rajiv Mohabir

March 19, 2022

With our 2022 Poetry Contest in full swing, we're ecstatic to finally announce the judge of this year's prize.

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Winners of the 2022 VanderMey Nonfiction Prize

Winners of the 2022 VanderMey Nonfiction Prize

February 17, 2022

Here at Ruminate, we are so excited to finally share the results of the 2022 VanderMey Nonfiction Prize, judged by writer, critic, and journalist Erin Keane. 

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Interview with our 2022 William Van Dyke Short Story Prize judge, Morgan Talty

Interview with our 2022 William Van Dyke Short Story Prize judge, Morgan Talty

December 20, 2021

An interview between Ruminate’s fiction co-editors, Joe Truscello and Emily Woodworth, and Morgan Talty, the judge for the 2022 William Van Dyke Short Story Prize.

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Issue 61: Beginnings and Endings Reader's Notes

Issue 61: Beginnings and Endings Reader's Notes

November 10, 2021

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Labyrinth

Labyrinth

November 03, 2021

Gijs Van Vaerenbergh's visual art "Labyrinth" appears in Issue No. 61: Beginnings and Endings.

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Friendship: A Haiku

Friendship: A Haiku

October 27, 2021

Cynthia Gralla's piece "Friendship: A Haiku" appears in Issue 61: Beginnings and Endings.

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Fish Eye

Fish Eye

October 18, 2021

Arah Ko's winning poem poem "Fish Eye" originally appears in Issue No. 61: Beginnings and Endings

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Issue 60: At Sea Reader's Notes

Issue 60: At Sea Reader's Notes

August 02, 2021

We are thrilled to share some hand-picked readers' notes featured in Issue 60: At Sea.

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White Coat, Black Habit

White Coat, Black Habit

July 29, 2021

Walter Robinson's piece "White Coat, Black Habit" appears in Issue 60: At Sea.

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Human Condition

Human Condition

July 28, 2021

Nicholas Samaras's poem "Human Condition" originally appears in Issue No. 60: At Sea.

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Falling Sky, Rising Sea

Falling Sky, Rising Sea

July 28, 2021

Paul Roorda's visual art "Falling Sky, Rising Sea" appears in Issue No. 60: At Sea.

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Issue 59: Forged Readers' Notes

Issue 59: Forged Readers' Notes

May 26, 2021

We are thrilled to share some hand-picked readers' notes featured in Issue 59: Forged.

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Twins + Shadow + Corroded

Twins + Shadow + Corroded

May 19, 2021

This visual art appears in Issue 59: Forged.

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Of The Eating Variety

Of The Eating Variety

May 12, 2021

Allison Field Bell's piece "Of the Eating Variety" appears in Issue 59: Forged

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In the Hopes I Can Spell Out My Name

In the Hopes I Can Spell Out My Name

May 05, 2021

E. Kristin Anderson's poem "In the Hopes I Can Spell Out My Name" appears in Issue 59: Forged.

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Lake Harriet, 2005

Lake Harriet, 2005

March 09, 2021

Karen Kubin's poem "Lake Harriet, 2005" originally appeared in Ruminate's Issue 53: Shelter.

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