Find the 2021 Dogwood Award Winners in this issue, now at the Mag Stand. Also featuring work by Padya Paramita, Ellen Graf, Sheree La Puma, Christine Chen, Anne Hampford, Vanessa Haley, S.M. Ellis, Willie Lin, Cristina Baptista, Emily Polk, and more.
“The Ritual of Smoking” by Rhonda Zimlich
“Dear You” by Fay Dillof
“Arbor Day” by Rebecca Timson
This year’s contest judges were Daisy Hernández (nonfiction), Ellen Doré Watson (poetry), and Ladee Hubbard (fiction). Visit Dogwood’s website for a celebration of each of the winners with words from the judges and bios for the winning writers.
The nonfiction in this issue asks difficult questions regarding the nature of power, self-concept, and family story; the stories explore the construction of self against one’s own misperceptions; and the poems callus toward our own inferiorities refracted by multi-layered experiences of loss and death. See what contributors you can find in this issue at our Magazine Stand.