Thursday, October 13, 2016

In the Garden of Broken Things by Mercedes Lucero


“Bodies merge and drift apart, solidify and falter, and, most poignantly, revel in their imperfections in In the Garden of Broken Things. These pieces leave readers adrift in a maze of assorted ephemera on a cosmic scale. But rather than puzzle, Lucero deftly leads us through these character’s complicated and intimate lives filled with longing, loss, and continuing forward amidst unpredictable yet promising futures.” 

~ ­Alyse Bensel, author of Shift and Not of Their Own Making 


Mercedes Lucero is a writer whose prose and poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in the Chicago Tribune’s Printers Row Journal, Paper Darts Literary Magazine, Curbside Splendor, Whitefish Review, among others. She was a Top 25 Finalist for Glimmer Train’s “Short Fiction Award” and her short story, "Memories I Cannot Recall," was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She is the Fiction Editor of the literary magazine, Beecher’s, and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in English at the University of Kansas. You can find her at

35 pages, 6 poems

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