Released: September 2, 2022
Santa Fe Community College announces that complimentary copies of the SANTA FE LITERARY REVIEW (SFLR) are available for pickup at the Santa Fe Public Library branches, Eldorado library, and at the SFCC Library, 6401 Richards Avenue.
The SFLR editors wrote in the introduction:
“For the third consecutive year, we draft this letter to you, our reader, as the world waits for the COVID-19 pandemic to end. Our editorial meetings take place on Zoom now, and we reminisce about the layout meetings of “before,” when we’d lay our book’s pages onto the floor of Liberal Arts and spend hours drinking coffee and talking over each other, deciding where each poem and story and piece of artwork should live. These days, a hug from a friend still has the capacity to transform a week, and for the most part, books remain our most intimate companions, our comrades and our guides.
“In an uncertain present, despair sometimes seems to surround us: Illness, violence, corruption, war. But spring is on its way, and the apricots here in the Santa Fe floodplains are blooming now. We’re reviewing the first thrilling proofs of the issue and examining options for a vibrant cover. In the early morning, the air smells of rain, and at night, the coyotes sing to a waxing moon. We are alive. This book is filled with the radiance of another year turned over, another set of lessons, another four seasons come and gone. Linked by this issue’s theme, “Resilience: Adaptation, Empathy, and Hope,” the stories, poems, essays, and artworks within these pages examine the pursuit of finding meaning in the mundane, the jubilant, the silent, and the sad. “Take your broken heart and make it art,” said Meryl Streep. Here in your hands, reader, you have it: A tattered year turned rich.” – SFLR Editors
This year’s issue features work by contributors from SFCC, Santa Fe, and around the country. The magazine also includes an exclusive interview with Darryl Lorenzo Wellington, the 2021-23 Poet Laureate of Santa Fe, New Mexico. An uprooted Southerner who is now a New Mexican, he has been a professional journalist for more than 20 years, with articles, fiction, and poetry in The Nation, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Boston Review, and elsewhere.
This year’s issue is available for viewing or download at https://www.sfcc.edu/santa-fe-literary-review/literary-review-issues/, and selected writings are available at https://www.sfcc.edu/literary-review-issue/2022/.
For more information about the publication or the event, contact SFLR Faculty Advisor and Editor-in-Chief Kate McCahill by email at email@example.com, or call 505-428-1903.
For more than 35 years, Santa Fe Community College has been the gateway to success for individuals and the community by providing affordable, high quality educational programs that serve the social, cultural, technological, and economic needs of a diverse community. SFCC is a designated Best for Vets and Military Friendly school. The college serves more than 12,000 students per year in its credit, noncredit and adult programs. For further information, visit sfcc.edu or call 505-428-1000. Follow us: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn.