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"In America, It Seems Loving Yourself Means Forgetting History" 
by Jordan Charlton
"Coyote" by Zachary Small
"Glazed" by Spike Wong
"The Right Kind of Animal" 
by Corley Longmire
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Volume 12 Fall 2021 Edition 

​The fall issue features fiction by Catherine Parnell, Desmond Fuller, and Jane Campbell; poetry by Luke Johnson, John Amen, Garrett De Temple, Ava Serra, Devin Brock, Joshua Kulseth, Michael Mark, Mitchell Untch, Kimberly Ann Priest, Daisy Bassen, Heidi Schneider, Melinda Gonzalez, Ayla Goktan and many others; creative nonfiction by Brittany Ackerman and Dianna Rosen.

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BOOK REVIEW

​"Home, Approximately: Ananda Lima’s Mother/land Contemplates Origins and What It Means to Belong"
by Mary Sutton

'"Reading this collection feels like finding connections where one would least expect them. Lima challenges our linguistic and cultural boundaries, our empirical knowledge, and the self-defeating American habit of reading history selectively."
  
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Writer Corley Longmire speaks with Associate Fiction Editor Melanie Pierce in this episode of West Trade Review’s PostScript Interview Series.

"A lot of times in fiction and in real life we see how parents respond to gender and children and their expectations of them, so I really wanted to write about that..."


 
Corley's short story "The Right Kind of Animal" is forthcoming in West Trade Review’s Winter 2021 online edition.  See link above.


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