Aria Curtis’s story, “Birds of Paradise,” was selected by Rebecca Makkai as the winner of New South’s 2015 Writing Contest. Here, Aria answers a few questions from Assistant Editor Rachel Wright.
New South is proud to announce our 2015 nominations for the Pushcart Prize!
“I don’t want milk and cookies; I want a spiritual experience.” – Vincent Poturica, “Paradise”
Editor’s note: Anya Silver’s poem “Leavings” appeared in Issue 6.2 (2013) of New South. It’s a poem that beautifully captures the shades and movements of fall. The voice is soft but certain, and the images linger. Over email, Anya shared how this poem took shape, and what she’s been working on recently.
“It enters me, this knowing that time will pass, and we won’t know where to.” – Erika Solberg, “Tap Roots”