Thursday, September 29, 2016 7:00 pm UMSL North Campus SSB 331 (The bldg next to the Tower) 1 University Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63121 Author Leslie Piertryzk will read from her newest short story collection, This Angel On My Chest, winner of the 2015 Drue Heinz award. Kirkus Reviews named it one of the 16 best story collections of the year! Books will be on sale, and the author will discuss writing linked stories and answer questions. Contact Mary Troy (firstname.lastname@example.org) or directions if needed.
For more on Leslie Piertryzk‘s writing, go to: http://lesliepietrzyk.com/
The editors of Boulevard and Natural Bridge are delighted to invite you to a reading in celebration of our spring issues!
The event is free and open to the public and will be held at Dressel’s Public House. Wednesday, May 25th starting at 6:30 PM.
Featuring writers from the issues, including Adrian Matejka, Angela Mitchell, Travis Mossotti, and Mary Troy.
Click the image above for a link to the Facebook event page with more information.
The cover of Natural Bridge No. 35. Coming to your mailboxes in May, featuring work by Richard Burgin, Michael Czyzniejewski, Travis Mossotti, Josh Mehigan, and others.
Tuesday February 9, 2016
St. Louis County Library Headquarters
Chinelo Okparanta is the author of the debut novel, Under the Udala Trees and the story collection Happiness, Like Water. She was born in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Okparanta received her BS from Pennsylvania State University, her MA from Rutgers University, and her MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Her stories have appeared in the New Yorker, Granta, Tin House, The Kenyon Review, and elsewhere.
For more information, please visit Natural Bridge Debut Writers Series or click on the image for a direct link to the Facebook Event Page.
Natural Bridge editorial staff are in the building, devouring your submissions.
As you can tell by the film reel clock in the background, it’s time for you to submit to Natural Bridge Literary Journal. After their brief interlude between semesters, the Natural Bridge staff is back in the building and eager to read. We want your poems, your fiction, your essays, and your translations. In short, we want the best you have to offer and we want as much as you are willing to send.
Just head over to our Submit tab and follow the instructions there to get your work to our eyes. We accept electronic submissions via Submittable and we’re open to physical copies through the good old US Postal Service as well. We look forward to seeing your work.
The editors of Natural Bridge are proud to announce our nominations for the Pushcart Prize.
-“If You Don’t Stop Right Now” by Jen Hirt, Issue No. 33
-“Ghosts” by Tom Andes, Issue No. 33
-“Louisiana Sweet Crude” by Reggie J. Poché, Issue No. 33
-“Saint Francis” by Noah Davis, Issue No. 34
-“Self-Portrait as a Vegas Casino” by Chuck Sweetman, Issue No. 34
-“The Italian Literature Professor Caught in the Current of Want” by Kevin Clark, Issue No. 34
Gaze upon the glorious cover of the upcoming issue of Natural Bridge (Issue #34), guest edited by UMSL’s own Shane Seely. This masterpiece collection of modern literature will be available in approximately three to four weeks (exact release date to be determined), once printing is complete. The editors of Natural Bridge would like to recommend that, as quantities are limited, you should begin queuing as soon as possible to ensure that you can get all the copies you need for those special someones on your holiday shopping list. Don’t miss out.
Eamonn Wall’s sixth book is now available.
Natural Bridge is proud to celebrate the publication of Eamonn Wall’s new poetry collection, Junction City: New & Selected Poems 1990-2015. Wall is the Smurfit-Stone Corporation Professor of Irish Studies at UMSL and a three time guest editor for Natural Bridge.
Above: Poet, Professor, and Natural Bridge Advisory Board Member. Ross Gay.
Natural Bridge is happy to announce the success of one of our advisory board, Ross Gay. His newest poetry collection, Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, is a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award.
Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude is a sustained meditation on that which goes away—loved ones, the seasons, the earth as we know it—that tries to find solace in the processes of the garden and the orchard. That is, this is a book that studies the wisdom of the garden and orchard, those places where all—death, sorrow, loss—is converted into what might, with patience, nourish us.
National Book Award Nominated Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude