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Sunset by Britney Powe   (*cover art winner)

-Originally published in The Elixir’s 2015-16 edition


Average Star

Average Star by Tahimi Perez-Borroto   (*3rd place prose winner)

The Kármán line is about 62 miles from Earth. It breaks up the mesosphere from the thermosphere and before you know it, in the blink of an eye, you’re in space. 560 more words


Minnesota, Early Summer

Minnesota, Early Summer by Dianne Honan   (*2nd place poetry winner)

In response to Cindy Sherman’s

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I hopped a bus

to the North Star state. 200 more words



Widow by Dianne Honan   (*1st place poetry winner)

When that oak tree sprouted

forty or fifty years ago,

and spread its fingered roots-

grasping at soil and rock- 156 more words


Empty House

Empty House by Rebecca Jarrett   (*1st place prose winner)

The house was empty, but the television in the sitting room was on, the glow from some commercial reflecting on the leather love-seat in the center of the room. 206 more words


Born This Way

Born This Way by Laura Burke   (*2nd place prose winner)

Henry felt the familiar thrill as he opened his makeup cases. He didn’t care that his family no longer spoke to him. 331 more words


The Crossover - 2015 Newbery Award Winner

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander ★★★★★

In all honesty, when this book was chosen for the Newbery Award, I wasn’t looking forward to reading it. I wasn’t sure if it was the knowledge that the book revolves around basketball or that it’s written in verse form (never been a huge fan of poetry.) However, since I’m on a two-year long journey (at this point) of reading through the entire Newbery list, I knew it was going to HAVE to be read. 371 more words

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