Burningword Literary Journal

an international quarterly publication

focusing on emerging and established writers of poetry, short fiction, short nonfiction, and photographic artists.

Burningword Literary Journal



Creative Soul

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Younger Than Yesterday

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“I am at war with

the obvious.”


William Eggleston


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Reid’s Mobil. When it’s gone,

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American Witness: The Art and

Life of Robert Frank, ​R. J. Smith


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