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Essay in The Georgia Review/Best American Essays 2016

Ela's essay "My Heart Lies Between "The Fleet" and "All the Ships"" was published in the Winter, 2015 edition of The Georgia Review.

The essay was then selected to appear in Best American Essays 2016.


Poems in The New England Review

Two poems by Ela Harrison appeared in the New England Review Vol. 35.4: 
"Bird's Bridge"

Go here to read the full text of "Lithium," and go here to see part of it with the NER's beautiful illustration.

Poem: Say "Yes" to Where You Are

This poem was first published in Cirque Journal.

Say "Yes" to Where You Are

Just arrived: Anchorage teemed with rain, and in a cab
from the airport’s not-here-not-there, the driver’s accent might
take you to Europe, Mideast, or Asia. Yellow cabs,

a line of sleeping men, feet tossed up, limbo
of reclined seats, except the young man with the minivan
front of the line, eager to take my bag—he ushered me in

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