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. 


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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.