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Kelly Fordon’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Kenyon Review Online, Rattle, The Florida Review, The Windsor Review, The Montreal Review and various other journals. Her novel-in-stories, Garden for the Blind, was published by Wayne State University Press in 2015 and was chosen as a Michigan Notable Book, an IPPY finalist for the short story, a Foreword Reviews' Indiefab finalist, a Midwest Book Award finalist and an Eric Hoffer Award Finalist. A poetry collection, Goodbye Toothless House, was published by Kattywompus Press in 2019 and a new short story collection, I Have the Answer, is forthcoming from Wayne State University Press in 2020 . She is also the author of three award-winning poetry chapbooks. She works for the Inside O ...more

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Garden for the Blind

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I Have the Answer

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Goodbye Toothless House

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Tell Me When it Starts to Hurt

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The Witness

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2016 — 2 editions
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Secret Rooms

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LYDIA CONKLIN ON “LET’S DECONSTRUCT A STORY”

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This is a special edition of “Let’s Deconstruct a Story” recorded live on June 24, 2022, at Pages Bookshop in Detroit featuring Lydia Conklin in conversation with the novelist, Lillian Li, about her short story collection Rainbow Rainbow and specifically about the story “Sunny Talks” which first appeared in “One Story” in January of 2022.

You will love this conversation! Lillian Li

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