The Way Back


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The 2023 Slapering Hol Press Chapbook Contest Winner’s collection is THE WAY BACK by Russell Karrick.

Russell Karrick’s vivid and lyric homage to living in Colombia, to falling in love, to his wife and son, and to the spiritual.

Russell Karrick is a poet and translator who lives in Colombia. He is a recipient of World Literature Today’s Student Translation Award and Lunch Ticket’s Gabo Prize for Literature in Translation & Multilingual Texts. His poetry has appeared in Redivider, The Offing, Bat City Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, and Magma Poetry, among others. Russell Karrick earned his MFA in creative writing from Fairleigh Dickinson University.