Issue 59: Forged


This issue features selected pieces from our 2021 VanderMey Nonfiction Prize.

1st place: "The Ephemeral Forever" by Caroline Tracey
2nd place: "Derecho" by Alex Pickens
Honorable Mention: "Mysteries and Symbols of My Past" by Mildred K. Barya

Derecho, Alex Pickens

In the Hopes I can Spell out my Name, E. Kristin Anderson  
As the Nurse Fills Out the Intake Form, the Ocean Speaks Your Name, Jamaica Baldwin
Funeral Anagrams, Aliki Barnstone
Shattered, Saddiq Dzukogi
My Mother’s Feet, Mary Jo Firth Gillet
Communion, Michael Garrigan
I too take shelter in the body, John Sibley Williams
The Weight of Dreams, Sharmarang Silas
The Weight of Trains, Sharmarang Silas
Weaving, Judith Sornberger
Karolyne Makes Klesel, Melissa Spohr
April 23, 2020 and Today is Shakespeare’s Birthday, Sunni Wilkinson
When it Comes, Sunni Wilkinson
Fred Wants to Know if I Believe in God, Margot Wizansky

Latchkey, Mary Kate Baker
Of the Eating Variety, Allison Field Bell

Visual Art 
The art of Andrew Hayes
The art of Stacey Lee Webber
The art of Jill Baker Gower
The art of Sarah Perkins
The art of Noam Elyashiv
The art of Myra Mimlitsch-Gray
The art of Ben Dory
The art of John Rais
The art of Sophie Glenn
The art of Nils Hint