In the final issue of The Chattahoochee Review, find poetry by Darius Atefat-Peckham, John Brandon, Jesse Breite, Taylor Byas, Luis Alberto de Cuenca, Maria Castro Dominguez, Courtney Faye Taylor, Bethan Tyler, Joke van Leeuwen, L. A. Weeks, Ross White, and more.
“With Mercy to the Stars” by Lisa Nikolidakis
“Catharsis, Diagnosis” by Rachel Toliver
The nonfiction winner was selected by judge Alice Bolin, who says the essay, “begins as straightforward memoir and blooms into something stranger and more wonderful: a treatise on the obsessive-compulsive act of storytelling, analysis of classic graphic novel, a meditation on how comics tell stories, and on how our lives, with their nonsensical, sometimes brutal vignettes resemble comics.”
Fiction judge Anthony Varallo writes that he was “drawn in from the first page, happy to be in the company of a young narrator who is just starting to glimpse the limitations of the adulthood that awaits her, as confining as the cage that houses her father’s prized bear.”
Be sure to check out these pieces for yourself in The Chattahoochee Review.
In this issue, poetry by Ruth Bardon, Mirande Bissell, Darren Demaree, Eli Eliahu, Stuart Gunter, Marlon Hacla, Ted Kooser, Len Krisak, Komal Mathew, and more; stories by Margherita Arco, Erin Flanagan, and more; essays by George Choundas, and others; and art by Deedee Cheriel. This issue also features the 2020 Lamar York Prize Winners: Lisa Nikolidakis in Fiction & Rachel Toliver in Nonfiction.