Mark Holden

Mark Holden

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Mark Holden teaches creative writing at Plattsburgh State University in New York. He received the Lamar York nonfiction award from Chattahoochee Review and the Kurt Vonnegut fiction award from North American Review in 2005. His work has also appeared in Georgia Review, Bellevue Review, New Millennium Writings, Indiana Review, and others. His chapbook, No One Wants to Live Here, is forthcoming from New Michigan Press.

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Fall 2014 Issue

The Book of Fishing

Third Prize, 2014 Literal Latte Fiction Award.
1961: The river ran cold and clear, alive with minnows. He waded in until the water reached his knees. Above him, the sun. Around him, the minnows: churning, flashing, crashing into his legs and bouncing off, each with barely the force of a fly. Yet there were hundreds, thousands, of jittery fish passing him wave after wave until white-crowned, gray-bellied clouds shrouded the sun and stole its power, and stole whatever had made the fish a moment ago vital….

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