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Volume 21.2, 2015

Cover Art Stephen Albair Featuring the Stacy Doris Memorial Poetry Award Winner Sylvia Telfer Poetry + Fiction + Drama + Cross-Genre E. Kristin Anderson, Aaron Apps, Marcia Arrieta, Michael Berton, Luke Dani Blue, Callista Buchen, Laura Bylenok, Clark Coolidge, Diana Marie Delgado, Jaydn DeWald, Paul T. Eaton, John Fry, Rae Gouirand, Rob Halpern, JJ Chen Henderson, Yoshinori Henguchi, Brenda Hillman, Gabriel Houck, Heikki Huotari, Joshua C. Jones, Katharyn Howd Machan, Laura McCoy, Janet...
"Better Than War" by Siamak Vossoughi

Book Review: Siamak Vossoughi’s "Better Than War"

Siamak Vossoughi’s debut collection of short stories, Better Than War, is more than simply a finely crafted, exceptional book: it is a living, breathing, emotional connection. Winner of the 2014 Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, Vossoughi’s...



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