Melissa Pritchard’s eighth book, The Odditorium, is forthcoming from Bellevue Literary Press in January. She has received numerous awards, including the Flannery O’Connor and Carl Sandburg awards, two O. Henry Prizes, and two Pushcart Prizes, as well as fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Bogliasco Foundation. Recent work has appeared in A Public Space, Agni, and Conjunctions. She teaches at Arizona State University.
- Captain Brown and the Royal Victoria Military Hospital
A slight gasp escaped him upon beholding what could only be called architectural splendor. No photograph could convey its somber excessive majesty.