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Virginia Poet Laureate Ron Smith Answers Questions

Accessibility and difficulty — density and audience? Continue reading

A portrait of the historical Cyrano de Bergerac.

Poem of the Week

“Cyrano” by David Jauss

How we admire Cyrano’s suffering, his noble silence, the purity of a love kept secret, as he whispers into the ear of his dying rival It’s you she loves. Unwitnessed, his lie wins him no praise, much less love and … Continue reading

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Graybeal-Gowen Poetry Prize for VA Writers

WINNER: “May” by Juliana Daugherty

Congratulations to Juliana Daugherty, whose poem “May” was selected by judge William Wright as winner of this year’s $500 Graybeal-Gowen Poetry Prize for Virginia Writers. “May” will appear in the spring, 2015 issue of Shenandoah. Daugherty is a recent graduate … Continue reading

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Submit Fiction

SUBMISSIONS OPENING/ ANNUAL AWARDS

Shenandoah will resume reading fiction submissions on January 19. Continue reading

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SNOPES: A Blog

Under Discussion Now

Where did the Rebel Yell come from, and go, not to mention “Dirty Little Billy”? Also, a Tribute to Claudia Emerson. Continue reading