A Journal of Disability Poetry and Literature

Volume 10     Issue 2     June 2016

Essays in this Issue

Wordgathering presents four new essays in this issue. Rachel Kallem Whitman describes an episode from her life as a person who lives with bipolar disaorder. Sean offers an energetic look back at the Disability Literature Consortium's first appearance as a book seller in this year's AWP conference – the ups and the downs. From poet Liz Whiteacre come poems created in an innovative project that draws material from interviews with college age wheelchair users. Finally, Michael Northen takes a look at the legacy of Wordgathering poetry editor, Linda A. Cronin, who died in April.

The fiction selection for this issue is Chad MacDonald's convincingly-wrought short story about poverty, drug dealing and disability "Blow, Push, Blow."

Wordgathering invites the submissions of literary essays, particularly those that help establish disability literature as a field of study. Essays on the work of other writers with disabilities are especially desireable.In addition, the journal is always seeking new work of fiction by writers with disabilities. We also accept disability-related fiction by writers without disabilities that counters stereotypes of disability. Queries can be addressed to comments@wordgathering.com.


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