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The Lost Family

Jenna Blum

Harper Collins, 2018: 432 pp.

This review appeared in the 31st edition of The Briar Cliff Review.

Jenna Blum’s third novel is full of ghosts. On the cover, we are greeted by a woman, elegant and colorless but for her rich red d...

The Sea Is My Ugly Twin

Marcella Remund

Finishing Line Press. 2018: 28 pp.

This review appeared in the 31st edition of The Briar Cliff Review.

In this remarkable collection, Marcella Remund floats the reader in and out of myth, through various cultures a...

August 17, 2017

The Briar Cliff Review, a publication of Briar Cliff University in Sioux City Iowa, has published its 29th issue, and for 29 years it has held to its mission “to discover and support new and mid-career writers and artists, to keep literature and art...

SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Tricia Currans-Sheehan loves the "new book smell."

No, not the new car smell.

Rather, the Briar Cliff University English and writing professor enjoys the aroma of the ink that lingers on freshly printed editions of The Briar Cliff Re...

SIOUX CITY, Iowa — The Briar Cliff Review literary magazine is pleased to announce the winners of its annual writing contest.

Winning entries include Jude Nutter’s “Ianua: 19 September, 2016,” for best poetry; Daniel Paul’s “The Last Sun of Kansas,” f...

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