Paper Bones
v. 19 (2016)

Meridel Le Seur Essay winner
“The Persephone Complex” by Leslie Jamison 

Water~Stone Review Fiction Prize
“World Cup” by Saba Waheed 

Writer’s Interview with Rick Moody

Open. Shut. Open
Folio curated by Minneapolis College of Art & Design 

Fiction, Poetry, CNF by Mary Moore Easter, May Lee-Yang,
Eleanor Lerman, Donald Platt, Patricia Smith, Meg Tuite,
Mai Der Vang, Kao Kalia Yang, Lex Williford, Bryan Thao Worra.

Book Review by Stan Sanvel Rubin


Cover Image: 
ORIGINS: Spirit of Eve, 2015, by Bobby Rogers


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AWP Conference & Bookfair
February  8 – 11, 2017
in Washington DC

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Featured Content:

We are delighted to share our six nominees for the Pushcart Prize this year. A. Kendra Greene (CNF), Sarah Basil (CNF), Shannon Robinson (Fiction), Lisa Sardinas (Fiction), Mai Der Vang (Poetry), and Patricia Smith (Poetry) represent the very best and the very strongest of voices in this year’s journal. This month on our website we will feature each of these pieces and encourage you to purchase a copy of Vol. 19 so that you can own this important chorus and read the other extraordinary work in Water~Stone Review. 

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