A Host of Vermillion Poppies

This story is paired with Chapter 8 of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. For best experience, download the LithoReader for your iPhone or iPad and get NonBinary Review for free. 


NBR3BassensmallLS Bassen is Fiction Editor for Prick of the Spindle and has been a finalist for 2011 Flannery O’Connor Award, as well as serving as a reader for Electric Literature. LS has also won the 2009 APP Drama Prize & a Mary Roberts Rinehart Fellowship and serves as a book reviewer for Brooklyner, The Rumpus, Press1The Cider House Review , Small Beer Press.

NBR3StankosmallThe paintings of Stanko are bold and eye-catching, and depict familiar images such as sunflowers, beach scenes and even grilled cheese sandwiches with bright fields of color outlined in black, demonstrating Stanko’s unmistakable “New American” style.