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Boudin is hard to define. It’s got a sausage’s skin but the insides are all its own: a blend of rice, meat and spices unique to the one who made it. That blend is a closely guarded secret for the boudin maker. What we’re looking for, at Boudin, is that unique mix in writing. We might not know exactly what it is or why we like it but we do know we like it. So please, submit your poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction—whatever. If you’re writing it, we want to read it. And we want others to read it too.

 

Our new mini-issue focusing on football can be found here.

 

 

Everybody’s Everybody by Brady Achterberg

Everybody’s Everybody by Brady Achterberg  My friend Dan died the other day.  That’s fine by me apparently.  I don’t get sad for shit.  I am a dumb animal that only responds to physical pain.  I used to think it was because I was young but now I’m 31 and the same way.  I’m at the…

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A Note from the Editor

A Note from the Editor The launch of this Boudin mini-issue focusing on football was supposed to coincide with the start of football season. That was the plan when I conceived of the mini-issue at last year’s AWP conference in San Antonio (way back in the early days of the pandemic). That was the plan…

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Christmas Eve, 2016 by Joshua Nguyen

Joshua Nguyen is a Vietnamese-American writer, a collegiate national poetry slam champion (CUPSI), and a native Houstonian. He has received fellowships from Kundiman, Sundress Academy For The Arts, and the Vermont Studio Center. He has been published in The Offing, Wildness, Button Poetry, The Texas Review, Auburn Avenue, Crab Orchard Review, and Gulf Coast. He…

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The Last Frozen Tundra by Brian Chander Wiora

Brian Chander Wiora is a poet from Dallas, Texas. He was a Creative Writing Teaching Fellow at Columbia University, where he graduated with an MFA in Poetry in 2020. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The American Literary Review, The Florida Review, Gulf Stream Magazine, and other places. Besides poetry, he enjoys listening…

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Two Poems by Jess Williard

Jess Williard is the author of Unmanly Grief (University of Arkansas Press, 2019). His poems have most recently appeared in DIAGRAM, The Gettysburg Review, Poetry Northwest, Cumberland River Review, and North American Review. He is from Wisconsin.

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Poem in which Darlington Emerges by AJ White

AJ White has served as coordinator of the Levis Reading Prize and as lead copy editor of Blackbird. He has taught English and creative writing to high school and university students, attended the Sewanee Writers Conference, and holds degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University, where his work was awarded the Thomas Gray Poetry Prize, and the…

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Two Poems by Peter Hogan

Peter Hogan was born and raised in Memphis, TN, and is happy to call it home. He received his MFA in Poetry from the University of Memphis, where he also taught for two years. He currently works in marketing because bills are a thing. His poems can be found in Yemassee, The New Plains Review,…

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Tecmo Bowl Days by Matt Rector

Matt Rector is from Schenectady, NY.

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Tough Call by Dave Malone

Poet and filmmaker Dave Malone lives in the Missouri Ozarks. His most recent book is You Know the Ones (Golden Antelope Press, 2017). His poems have appeared in San Pedro River Review, Plainsongs, and Midwest Review. He can be found online at davemalone.net or via Instagram @dave.malone.

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WITH THE INTENT by Pablo Piñero Stillmann

Pablo Piñero Stillmann’s work has appeared in Ninth Letter, Sycamore Review, Notre Dame Review, Washington Square Review, and other journals. He recently won the Moon City Short Fiction Award & his short story collection Our Brains and the Brains of Miniature Sharks is coming out in the spring of 2020 (Moon City Press). His novel,…

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