Laura Bernstein-Machlay

Laura Bernstein-Machlay’s work has appeared in many journals, including the American Scholar, Georgia Review, and Michigan Quarterly Review. Her collection of creative nonfiction essays, Travelers, was recently named a finalist for Foreword Reviews’ INDIE book award. She has been nominated for multiple Pushcart Prizes in both the essay and poetry categories.

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    Photo:  José Pablo Iglesias / Unsplash A girl learns her first lessons about cheating and death at her grandparents’ house, playing cards and Scrabble and listening to them read from the obituar...

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