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Volume 13 Winter 2022 Edition

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​This issue features fiction by Emily Hessney Lynch, Jessica Leeder, and Emily Franks; poetry by Robert Wood Lynn, Thea Matthews, Jen Karetnick, Lauren Endicott, Fatima Shahid, Bailey Quinn, and Zaynab Bobi among others; Creative Nonfiction by Mikayla Schutt and Lissa Batista; Cover art by Milena Babić

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Emerging Poet from the Charlotte Metro Area?

The purpose of the GoodLit Poetry Fellowship is to provide an emerging poet with a year full of opportunities that broaden their knowledge of craft, expand their platform within the city, further their experience with workshop facilitation, assist them in navigating the world of publishing, and give them a platform to enrich Charlotte's literary landscape.


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West Trade Review Visual Poetics: Where Verse and Image Collide

"In Jhelum" by Fatima Shahid 


We're excited to present the premiere of the next video poem in our Visual Poetics Series, "In Jhelum," written and read by Fatima Shahid. Video edited by Sarah Edmonds. West Trade Review Visual Poetics developed by Ken Harmon.

Shahid's poem appears in the winter 2022 collection of Online Exclusives available in early December.


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BOOK REVIEW

"Light and Learning in the Dark World of Rin Usami’s Idol, Burning"
by Tara Friedman

""Maybe the antithesis to the great darkness and vast loneliness of social media is our willingness to be the light: to brighten the path of understanding to see shared humanity within ourselves and each other."


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