By Jane Campbell Re’Lynn Hansen is the winner of PRISM’s 2014 Non-fiction Contest. Her work has appeared in Hawai’i Review, Rhino, New Madrid, Water~Stone, New South, Poem Memoir Story, and contrary, where her essay was named as one of the ten best of the decade. She has received...
PRISM 52:3 SPRING 2014 launches this week, and Spring’s in the air! Wherever you are, we hope your world’s lightening and brightening! To celebrate, grab the latest issue of PRISM and read a few tales of rebirth, growth, and lessons learned, featuring our Non-Fiction Contest winners and much more!
In “Reunion” the winning piece from our non-fiction contest, Re’Lynn Hansen uses an annual class reunion as a platform to explore aging, mortality, and the meaning of memory.
Rachel Rose’s poetry interweaves the sensuous world with wit and a tender, intensive mental acuity: “White Lilies” unravels the hard blossom of epiphany, while “Virtuoso” explores the ironies of talent, fame, and shame.
Miranda Pearson’s “A Walk in the Park” navigates the emotional landscape of grief and life after death. “We are learning about leaving;” she writes, “about holding on. How the body / is a new sort of friend, flawed, / unreliable.”
“Almost-Home” details Julia Zarankin’s complex feelings about the Russian city where she lived as a young child before her family immigrated to Canada. Continue reading PRISM 52:3 SPRING 2014 (Non-Fiction Contest Issue)