SPACE AND LOVE, UNSEALED WITH KAILYN MCCORD

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We should build a desk, he said. A writing desk.

Almae Matres: Keri Rachal

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I have a love/loathe relationship with a coffee mug. It’s bright white with a heart-shaped sentence emblazoned in red lettering on the front: “Write Like a Motherfucker.”

PROCESS: Clare Harmon

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These questions that concern my life concern my writing. More accurately they rack my writing sometimes-writhing often-writing body.

Almae Matres: Stephanie Glazier

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I had a dream where Yuknavitch and I are girls together, and we are in the bath and she is writing letter shapes in the soap bubbles on my back.

Almae Matres: Jill Kolongowski

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Perhaps someday I’ll learn how to charm the cobra.

Announcing the Winners of Our 2015 Fiction and Poetry Prizes!

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Bayou is pleased to announce the winners, finalists, and runners-up of our annual James Knudsen Prize in Fiction and Kay Murphy Prize in Poetry.

Almae Matres: Leslie J. Anderson

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I came back to reality when the Land Rover behind me honked. I went through the green light, pulled into the McDonalds parking lot, and read the first three chapters.

Sally Rodgers’ Anything and Everything in SPACE

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On the front there’s a desert scene with a U.F.O. and a saguaro with lobster claws that says “Outer Lobster.”

Process: Ben Morris

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I’m afraid I’m rather old-fashioned.

Alone, Together in Space with Michael Gerhard Martin

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It seems likely that I am a scab-picker of the human heart.