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Anthony Marra Reading

Anthony Marra Reading

Natural Bridge Debut Writers Series hosted Anthony Marra with the St. Louis County Public Library on Friday October 3rd.  What a fantastic reading.  Marra delivered on all levels to the standing room only crowd.  The selections from the novel Constellation of Vital Phenomena were lovely and he also talked about how he came to write […]

The Darling of the Workshop – by Mary Troy

The Darling of the Workshop – by Mary Troy

An amusing story about MFA’s, workshops, and the darlings we all know, by our own Editor Mary Troy.   The Darling of Workshop You are working on a story. You write two sentences that are as clear and pristine as a silver bell at midnight, and you wonder how they will go over in workshop. […]

Anthony Marra Reading

Anthony Marra Reading

Please join us for a reading with Anthony Marra part of the Natural Bridge Debut Writers Series.  This is sure to be spectacular.  His book a Constellation of Vital Phenomena is wonderfully written and highly acclaimed.  Friday October 3rd, 7:00pm at the St. Louis County Library Headquarters. Share

Reading Period Opens Soon

Our reading period opens mid-August.  Please send us your best fiction, poetry, essay, and translation.  We look forward to reading it for our Spring 2015 Issue. Share

Attention all literary lovers: Natural Bridge Issue #31

Attention all literary lovers: Natural Bridge Issue #31

Cover art by Nathaniel Gibson All literary lovers out there: Natural Bridge Issue #31, guest edited by poet Steve Schreiner, is here! Get your copy today! The latest issue contains 160 pages of excellent fiction, poetry, and translation from around the world. The beautiful cover art is from Nathaniel Gibson (www.nathanielgibson.com).   We love our […]

Natural Bridge Issue #31 is here! Get your copy today!

Here is a poem from Natural Bridge Issue #31: Recovery by Dustin Junkert A swallow gulps a bread crumb and the heart rises to meet it at the window.             Everything is half-shut! eyes and curtains! The swallow flutters against the half-glass.   Lover, you have touched a blind clock-worked mind. Cobalt spiderwebs   […]

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Here’s an event to get excited about:

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Readings/Events 4-21-14

Readings / Events   April 21 | The Library of Dreams: Poetry & Song     UMSL Monday Noon Series 12:15   402 J.C. Penny   Howard Schwartz and Gloria Attoun entertain and enlighten us in this program of poetry and song. Schwartz is the author of five books of poems, Vessels, Gathering the Sparks,Sleepwalking Beneath the Stars, Breathing in the Dark, and […]

Congratulations to our poetry winners!

Here are the results of the UMSL MFA Graduate Prize in Poetry. First Place goes to Matthew Freeman for “The Procovery Sequence.” Here is the judge’s blurb: I love how the poet re-mixes ancient myths in these poems (“Finally a Consistent Poetics,” for example, or “Condition Center”) and makes them relevant. I also admire how […]

A taste of our journal

In the Rain – Horses A poem by MariJo Moore from Natural Bridge Issue #26, which was part of “The Living Earth” theme: “Four horses keep running in the pasture enjoying the rain seemingly oblivious to the sound of the splintering heart inside the little cabin but then the man has never tried to hear […]

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