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if&when is a “literary journal journal” that aims to not only present creativity, but foster it. To that end, issues include short fiction, short creative nonfiction, poetry and single literary lines, as well as activities and prompts to encourage picking up a pen and writing.

if&when: Don't just read it. React.


Rock & Fire

by Marguerite Costigan

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73 pages, Published February 2016

The latest book by 2015-2016 San Luis Obispo County Poet Laureate, this sizzling collection "is as burning as creation itself, as solid as granite." (Glenna Luschei)

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Crossing the Plateau

by Ivan BrownOtter

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76 pages, Published May 2013

In this humorous and profoundly moving book of memoir poetry, meet the people of the Navajo reservation — teachers and students alike. BrownOtter survives job interviews, gets mistaken for Christopher Lloyd and uncovers his place in a natural yet mythical universe.

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