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POEM OF THE WEEK

“Naming of Parts” by Henry Reed

Arms instruction, gardens and a young man’s fancy lightly turning . . . , while old men vote as they’re told to. Continue reading

Ron Smith Photo 2014

Updraft # 4

Virginia Poet Laureate Answers Reader Questions

The fourth and final reader question generously, imaginatively and eloquently answered by outgoing Virginia Poet Laureate Ron Smith, who has the gratitude of the Shenandoah community. Continue reading

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ANNOUNCEMENTS & A Prize

NEW ISSUE!

In early July: announcement of Shenandoah’s annual prizes in fiction, poetry and non-fiction. Graybeal-Gowen Prize winner announced — Jess Quinlan of Staunton, VA for her poem “Wahunsenocawh.” Visit coldmountainreview.org for an interview concerning founding and editing a literary journal. Coming this summer: Philip Belcher’s interview with poet Michelle Boisseau. The Spring issue of SHENANDOAH is now available. Enter through logo to the left. Note the special “Celebrating Shakespeare” section. Continue reading

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SNOPES: A Blog

Under Discussion Now

Woodpeckers, zealots, shackles & Shallots. E.D. and “the admiring bog” (or blog or social media brag). R-U-B-I-C-O-N! (Whose brother is this guy on the right?) VISIT OUR BLOG TO READ ABOUT EVERYTHING FROM POETRY TO OLD VOODOO MOVIES, FROM POGO THE POSSUM TO HARPER LEE. Continue reading