Talking Tats with Taylor

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Our next special-focus issue, due out in January, is all aboutSkin. Eva Talmadge, co-author ofThe Word Made Flesh: Literary Tattoos from Bookworms Worldwide, talks with editor Anna Schachner in the editor’s note, and so we asked co-authorJustin Taylorto give us some additional insight on what is fast becoming a subculture. First, a little about the book:

The Word Made Flesh: Literary Tattoos from Bookworms Worldwideis a guide to the emerging subculture of literary tattoos—a collection of 100 full-color photographs of human skin indelibly adorned with quotations and images from Pynchon to Dickinson to Shakespeare to Plath. Packed with beloved lines of verse, literary portraits, and illustrations—and statements from the bearers on their tattoos’ history and the personal significance of the chosen literary work—The Word Made Flesh is part photo collection, part literary anthology written on skin.

Special features include a reprint of…

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Amber Nicole Brooks on Eve Ensler’s In the Body of the World

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Our dynamic nonfiction editor Amber Nicole Brooks prepares readers for our forthcoming Skin issue with a tribute to one woman who started an important conversation on the topic, Eve Ensler, via Ensler’s new book, In the Body of the World:

Author of The Vagina Monologues and one of Newsweek‘s 150 Women Who Changed the World, Eve Ensler has given the world an arresting memoir of wondrous breadth, In the Body of the World (Metropolitan Books, 2013). Ensler’s voice is vulnerable, fierce, and acutely aware. A list titled “Scans” divides the book into fifty-three sections, including “Somnolence,” “Falling or Congo Stigmata,” “The Stoma,” “Crowd Chemo,” “Riding the Lion,” “Shit,” and “Joy.” The scans, metaphors, and variants of pain at first seem to create a fractured vision. However, as the narrative accumulates layers, and in a way heals itself, its preoccupations, Ensler indeed makes the vision whole.

Through her experiences…

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Writing the Veteran Experience Summer Workshop, July 8, Dunwoody, 6-8

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The Chattahoochee Review will hold a Summer workshop for new and returning “Writing the Veteran Experience” participants on GPC’s Dunwoody Campus, Tuesday, July 8, from 6-8 p.m., in room A 2110.

The free workshop is designed for participants to write about their own experiences of military service or to share stories of the impact on their lives of others’ service. Although the main participants in this session will include returning vets from our Spring session, the workshop welcomes participation from GPC students who are ASMs, OIF vets, and/or OEF vets. GPC alumni, faculty, staff, the general public, and members of student veteran organizations attending other colleges and universities are also welcome to attend.

Prior writing experience is not required; however, since returning participants will bring drafts or completed compositions to share with the group this session, new participants are encouraged to bring creative work as well. All GPC student compositions will receive consideration for inclusion in GPC’s award-winning student publications. Editor…

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TCR in Best American

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As we look forward to the new Best American anthologies in October, we celebrate Lamar York prize Winner in Nonfiction Greta Schuler’s “Empty Boxes” as a notable essay in The Best American Essays 2013, and our Irish issue as a Notable Special Issue. “Empty Boxes” also received recognition in Best American Travel Writing, as did Rita Welty Bourke’s “The Larry Brown Discover Tour”! Interested in reading “Empty Boxes”? Visit our TouchNet TCR Storefront to buy a sample copy, and be sure to specify issue 32.1, or subscribe to enjoy excellent writing year-round.

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Of Dublin and Other Fictions

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Contributor Nuala Ní Chonchúir’s new, lovingly-crafted chapbook of flash fictions is a must-read! Of Dublin and Other Fictions includes “Jesus of Dublin” first published in our Irish issue, Volume 33.2-3, which received a special mention from The Best American Series.

“Nuala Ní Chonchúir does sacred and  profane, male and female, love, sex and war, body and mind, the Irish, the human and the non-human, better than almost any other writer I know. Her language is part poetry, part bawdyhouse; her short short stories will leave you gasping and reeling. She surely is an adjective by now: NíChonchúiresque, an original, unique.” Tania Hershman, author of My Mother Was An Upright Piano: Fictions (Tangent, 2012)

A lively touting by contributing editor Gregg Murray:

A Story Concerning Nuala Ní Chonhúir’s Of Dublin and Other Fictions

So I’m sharing a cab with this impecunious muzzle who says he’s a writer. Oh, and…

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2014 Lamar York Prize Winners and Finalists in Fiction and Nonfiction

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Thank you to all entrants in the Lamar York Prizes for Fiction and Nonfiction for sending us your best work. This year the competition was the toughest yet! On the task of selecting favorites (always subjective, of course), we were honored to consider so many fine submissions and to hand our judges such a gratifying challenge. We encourage all of our entrants to keep writing and to keep reading literary journals like ours. All entrants receive a subscription, and we hope they are encouraged by their fellow writers. Congratulations to our winners and finalists, and special thanks to all of the writers who submitted!

2014 Lamar York Prize Winners and Finalists

Winner in Fiction
“The Cartographers,” Alexander Weinstein

Alexander Weinstein Photo

Winner in Nonfiction
“Basic Composition,” Jeremy Collins

Jeremy Collins


Finalists in Fiction
“Beautiful Men Die This Way,” Ryan Habermeyer
“Biggest Snake in the Woods,” John Blair
“Bristol, Boy,” Scott Winokur
“A Burial, Again,”…

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