Bellevue Literary Review is a unique literary magazine featuring short stories, essays, and poems that examine human existence through the prism of health and healing, illness and disease. In these universal themes, many readers feel a personal connection to the BLR and find reflections of their own lives and experiences.
The Spring 2017 issue features our annual contest winners: “Do I Look Sick to You?” by C.J. Hribal, selected by Ha Jin; “Of Mothers and Monkeys” by Caitlin Kuehn, selected by Ariel Levy; and “Poem for a Friend Growing Lighter and Lighter” by Abe Louise Young, selected by Kazim Ali. Also included are honorable mention winners Conor Kelley, Jennifer Hildebrandt, and Michaela Coplen, plus new work by Cara Bayles, Leila Chatti, Ann Keniston, Jay Kidd, Jen Siraganian, and many other talented writers. The issue also features striking cover art by Bo Joseph, as well as an interview with the artist.