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Elinor Benedict Poetry Prize Winners!

by JHow June 26, 2017

Thank you to every one of you who submitted your work for this year’s Elinor Benedict Poetry Prize. Passages North received over 180 submissions to the contest this year, and [...]

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Writers on Writing #121: Jessica Cuello and Jenna Le

by JHow June 19, 2017

When Writers Interview Each Other Note from the editors: Some readers may know Jessica Cuello’s poetry from her recent collection Hunt, which won The 2016 Washington Prize, and Jenna Le’s [...]

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I Am Pretending to be Something I Am by Tyler Barton

by JHow June 13, 2017

I Am Pretending to Be Something I Am Since he was sixteen, my son and I have been playing this game I call Empathy Chicken. It’s a little like a [...]

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Sailing Sounds Like This by Christopher Vondracek

by JHow June 7, 2017

Sailing Sounds Like This I heard NPR’s All Things Considered host Melissa Block interview Todd Snider, a musician, about a favorite “song of summer,” and he said what I thought [...]

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Rubber Bubble Rubble by Serena Eve Richardson

by JHow June 5, 2017

Rubber Bubble Rubble Children who lose balloons pop throw up their arms, and watch, outstretched. Bursts wait on the puffed purses of their mouths as their eyes chew every bob, [...]

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The Gaffe by Mehdi M. Kashani

by JHow May 30, 2017

The Gaffe The film was about making a drama, which was about making a thriller, which was about making a comedy about the making of a horror flick. There were [...]

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Notes from Crew Quarters–Summer Is Now

by Ethan Brightbill May 25, 2017

This week, Associate Fiction Editor Ethan Brightbill asked our editors how they’re kicking off summer. Jackson Keller Associate Editor, Fiction Livonia, Michigan Swearing that today is finally the day I’m [...]

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Lower Columbia Watershed Haibun: Field Notes on Going Home Again by Maya Jewell Zeller

by JHow May 16, 2017

Lower Columbia Watershed Haibun: Field Notes on Going Home Again 1. There are no watersheds downstream, only the ocean. There are no watersheds downstream, only the ocean. The ocean, the [...]

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I Explain the Dark Center by Lindsay Illich

by JHow May 12, 2017

Editorial intern Brian Czyzyk on today’s bonus poem: Lindsay Illich’s “I Explain the Dark Center” carries an earthy sensuality and juxtaposes a curious combination of images: a bathtub, tomatoes, and [...]

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A History of Morning Clouds and Contrails by Pam Uschuk (including bonus interview!)

by JHow May 10, 2017

A History of Morning Clouds and Contrails So you think that you can live remote from city streets paved with bullet casings, the beheadings of girls sprayed from cable TV. [...]

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