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40.1 SNEAK PEEK: excerpt of PESTILENCE by MIKE ALBERTI

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Mike Alberti was born and raised in New Mexico. He received his MFA in fiction from the University of Minnesota. His short stories are found or forthcoming in Colorado Review, Crazyhorse, The Florida Review, Gulf Coast, One Story, and elsewhere. He lives in Minneapolis, where he is at work on a novel.

 

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Announcing the 2018 Poetry Prize Winner!

 

We are excited to announce that the winner of the 2018 Poetry Prize is Jan Verberkmoes for her poem “Elegy as Conditionality: Hornets Building.” Many thanks to everyone who submitted their work and made this year’s prize possible. The winning poem and a few finalists will appear in our Winter 2018 issue.

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Blue Room: “Landscape with my father and a dead man’s harmonica,” by Canese Jarboe

Canese Jarboe reads from “Landscape with my father and a dead man’s harmonica,” and we interview Poetry Editor, Anni Liu, on why she chose the piece. Listen here for an glimpse of our latest issue and insight into our selection process.

“Landscape with my father and a dead man’s harmonica” was originally published in Indiana Review 39.2, Fall 2017.

Thanks to Youtube Audio Library, Will Rosati for “Sulking,” and Puddle of Infinity for “Dream Yourself Smooth.”

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The Creative Process: Interview with George Saunders

Indiana Review is honored to be part of The Creative Process, an exhibition and international educational initiative traveling to leading universities. As part of the exhibition, portraits and interviews with writers and creative thinkers are being published across a network of university and international literary magazines. The Creative Process is including work by Indiana Review contributors in the projection elements of the traveling exhibition.

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Favorite Debut Poetry Collections: National Poetry Month 2018

For each day in April, we Tweeted a debut poetry collection that we love. Here’s the full list, with links where you can purchase the books. Read and enjoy!

1) Rummage by Ife-Chudeni Oputa (Little A, 2017)

“Her poems explore the eternal themes of the human condition—nature, origin, shame, identity, desire, mortality—with sensitivity and specificity. They illuminate and interrogate the ways that her characters inflict and experience pain, ultimately revealing how we must all face our shame in order to grow.”

2) I Know Your Kind by William Brewer (Milkweed Editions, 2017)

“Uncanny, heartbreaking, and often surreal, I Know Your Kind is an unforgettable elegy for the people and places that have been lost to opioids.”

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