Issue No. 28

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Bright Night | Nonfiction

The stars are so close—the constellation Scorpio seems to be resting its tail on the dark mountain...

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The Salvaged | Fiction

She’s walked backwards ten weeks now, over grass, over sidewalk, over wide, bending pathways that ...

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Coma | Poetry

COMA My sister is bulb, paper-shelled, cleaved, six inches under soil, prepped and turned. My sister...

From the Blog

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Weekend Reads

Ben Dolan | Editor-in-Cheif Christina Glessner | Managing Editor Jill Dehnert | Associate Editor Lucy Burns | Poetry Editor Sarah Sheesley | Nonfiction Editor Michael Noltemeyer | Fiction Editor Brenna Gomez| Graduate Reader Diana Filar | Graduate Reader  

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Poets On The Rise: Eight Poets to Watch For

In honor of National Poetry Month, here’s a list of eight up and coming poets whose careers will surely be worth following. If you haven’t already, we encourage you to check out the works of these talented poets: Beth Bachmann’s debut book Temper was awarded the Donald Hall Prize in Poetry and the Kate Tufts [...]

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Xylotheque: Essays by BMR Contributor Yelizaveta P. Renfro

Yelizaveta Renfro’s essay, “Lithodendron,” was published in BMR No. 25. We are thrilled to announce that her book of essays, Xylotheque, which includes “Lithodendron,” will be out next month from UNM Press and is currently out on Kindle and Nook. We can’t wait to get our hands on a copy! Of the book our very own [...]

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Consolation Prize

  Recently, I was fortunate enough to have an essay I wrote rejected by a well-known writing publication. It was unfortunate the magazine did not wish to publish my piece, although I did receive some generous and thoughtful feedback. The fortunate part of the rejection arrived in the mail only a few weeks later. The [...]

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Our Spring Break Reads

Christina Glessner | Managing Editor Jill Dehnert | Associate Editor Lucy Burns | Poetry Editor Michael Noltemeyer | Fiction Editor Diana Filar | Graduate Reader  

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Five Authors Who Made it Late in Life

As the poet John Greenleaf Whittier said, “Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these, ‘It might have been.’” The following are five authors published their popular works later in life and never had to utter those sad words: Laura Ingalls Wilder started her writing career as a newspaper columnist for [...]

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AWP 2014: A Review

We had a great time at AWP in Seattle. See you next year Minneapolis! Here is a list of some of our favorite events: Ben Dolan | Editor-in-Chief: Image Journal‘s 25th Anniversary Reading I’d already heard poet Scott Cairns read his poems at another Image event, and was glad to see him read again. I [...]

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Our Favorite Love Lit

Happy Valentine’s Day! Ben Dolan, Editor-in-Chief Romantic Moment By Tony Hoagland After the nature documentary we walk down, into the plaza of art galleries and high end clothing stores   where the mock orange is fragrant in the summer night and the smooth adobe walls glow fleshlike in the dark. (…)   Christina Glessner, Managing [...]

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Alan Shapiro’s Night of the Republic: A Review

Alan Shapiro’s book of poetry, Night of the Republic (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012), offers the reader a bleak view into a moonlit territory of despair, but without succumbing to the pitfalls of melancholy, self-pity, or maudlin navel-gazing. It’s fueled with wit and bursts of lyrical insight that remind us much of Denis Johnson’s book of poems, [...]

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Weekend Reads from the BMR Staff

Ben Dolan, Editor-in-Chief: Columbine by Dave Cullen   Christina Glessner, Managing Editor: Kenyon Review‘s Winter 2014 Issue (Volume XXXVI, Number 1)   Jill Dehnert, Associate Editor: Cutting Teeth by Julia Fierro (forthcoming in May, St. Martin’s Press)   Sarah Sheesley, Nonfiction Editor: Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino   Lucy Burns, Poetry Editor: Blue Hour by [...]

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