Friends — We literary folks are often awash in the many literary facebook like this page requests that come our way.
Like this page
Like this page.
Except sometimes you’re asked to like a page, and you go because you want to be a nice supportive older writer person and then you look and then you want to push the OH MY GOD THIS IS SO AMAZING I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH MYSELF button.
That’s the button I wanted to push, the icon I wanted to click, the place I wanted to DIVE INTO when I opened the electronic pages of the inaugural issue of Mud City Journal.
There is important work in this journal which is a publication from the IAIA MFA program.
What’s the IAIA?
The Institute for American Indian Arts.
Ok, you say. But alot of people say their work is important.
(Please like this page).
But this work really IS. From the exquisite photographs to the kick-ass fiction, to the incisive nonfiction to the POETRY.
oh. my. god. the. poems.
so, do yourself a favor. Take a look at this journal.
Read Mud City Journal here.
Published by Stephanie Barbé Hammer
Stephanie Barbé Hammer is a magical realist prose fiction writer, novelist, occasional essayist, and a committed, intermittent poet, as well as a passionate instructor of writing. A 7-time nominee for the Pushcart Prize she has published work in Hayden's Ferry, Pearl, CRATE, Rhapsoidia, NYCBigCityLit, the East Jasmine Review, Apeiron, Inlandia, Literary Alchemy and the Bellevue Literary Review among other places. She is the author the fabulist novel THE PUPPET TURNERS OF NARROW INTERIOR (Urban Farmhouse Press), a novelette, RESCUE PLAN (Bamboo Dart Press), a prose poem chapbook collection, SEX WITH BUILDINGS (dancing girl press), and a poetry collection, HOW FORMAL (Spout Hill Press).
Stephanie's new novel PRETEND PLUMBER is available for order from your favorite bookstore, and her poetry chapbook CITY SLICKER appeared in July 2022. Stay tuned for her novella, JOURNEY TO MERVEILLEUX CITY, coming out in 2023!
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