We are thrilled to announce the online publication of the Winter 2018 Issue of Letters! 

This year, Letters made dramatic changes after a brief
hiatus during the 2016-2017 academic year. In this issue, you will find the journal has undergone a transformation from .pdf format to a brand-new online interface. We are also pleased to announce that
Letters has expanded from annual to semi-annual publication, which means twice as much brilliant literature and art for our readers!

We are excited to present remarkable work by established and emerging writers and artists. This issue contains Mary Barnett’s essay, “Be Thou My Vision Therapist,” which was selected by Christian Wiman for the 2016 Buechner Prize, as well a beautiful and piercing lyric essay by Sherri Reed.

We also feature five uncommonly graceful and wise poems by Scott Cairns, the gritty and exuberant work of David KoehnAlexandra Barylski‘s uncompromising, lyric meditation on “Eve & Mary,” and more besides. 

Throughout the issue, you will find find images in visual relationship with literary pieces, a juxtaposition we hope provokes and enhances our readers’ apprehension of both. Of course, these images also stand alone as works of unusual talent and beauty. Click here to take a look at our Winter 2018 artists and their work.


Cover Image: Constance Pierce, Witness to a Healing, monotype.

Letters Logo: Ivanka Galadza


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