The Spring 2017 issue of Relief features a full—and we think beautiful—redesign. The issue expands on Relief’s signature of excellent poetry from around the world, including new poems from old friends like Laurie Klein and Julie L. Moore. Our CNF offerings are highlighted by Catherine Ricketts' harrowing “What My Brother Wore” and a new essay by Amy Peterson, whose 2017 memoir Dangerous Territory (Discovery House) has garnered much well-deserved attention. Finally, Sally Thomas' “Noise Like a Freight Train” will satisfy the literary fiction reader with its subtle power. And there are many other gems here you’ll be pleased to discover.
The Spring 2016 issue features an incredible collection of short fiction–including a story by National Book Award finalist Sara Zarr–alongside a strong selection of women’s voices in creative nonfiction. Rounding out the issue are some featured posts from the Relief blog, and many wonderful poems, diverse in both form and content. We’re excited to feature prominent writers among strong new voices.
Issue 8.1 features knife fights, Christian charity fails, and poems between friends. Interviews with poet Julie L. Moore and author Robert Vander Lugt. New poems from the dames of Christian poetry: Luci Shaw, Jeanne Murray Walker, and Tania Runyan.