So happy to be among the nominees in Gone Lawn’s Pushcart Nominations 2022 list. Very grateful to Owen Wyke and Amy Copella Barnes. The piece was a flash called The Dictations of Cabbages. Other nominees include Susan Triemert, Betsy Finesilver Haberle, Kim Magowan, James Montgomery, and Olga Musial.
Honored to have cover art and flash in Gone Lawn Issue 46. The artwork is hand drawn, then enhanced digitally. The flash, “The Dictations of Cabbages,” is, I think, a COVID persona piece written in the voice of a carrot on the moon. Okay, I hope I didn’t spoil it. It’s unlike anything I’ve written. Enjoy.
How lucky can I be? Bending Genres included a flash, Sister Story, which I wrote in my twenties called Sister Story in issue 28. This is a difficult piece about how secrets get buried in marriage, stories, and language itself.
I’m very grateful to Meg Tuite, David O’Connor, Robert Vaughan, and the rest of the Bending Genres staff. This issue includes a bunch of writers including:
and others. . . .
Happy to have this experimental writing, Sandwich, in Schuylkill Valley Dispatches, an online feature of Schuylkill Valley Magazine. It is not holy, but there is still time to be holy. I’m big on validation along with all the transcendental stuff. I’ve got another piece coming out this month (August 2022) in the Schuylkill Valley print journal. Also see my snake piece, Since Your Are Gone: I Dream You Laughing, also published in Schuylkill Valley Dispatches last year. Schuylkill Valley has a print journal, online Dispatches, and an online journal and their masthead is comprised of Rob Kanuik (Managing Editor of SVJ Online, Max Rabb (Dispatches), Peter Krok (EIC), Jane Edna Mohler (Co-Poetry Editor), Mary Jo LoBello Jerome (Co-Editor), and others (see SVJ’s about page here).
I don’t know how I missed this unless it got zapped in the mysterious WordPress crash of February, but my flash fiction/prose poem first published in Cincinnati Review’s Micro series was selected for the Best Small Fictions 2020 anthology. I received my copy a month ago, and it’s full of great writing including work by Kim Addonizio, Kathy Fish, Ilya Kaminsky, and many others. Pick up your copy on the Sonder Press site or on Amazon. I wrote this piece when I was about 25 in a class I took with Maxine Chernoff (a great prose poem writer). There’s a recording on the Cincinnati Review site, as well as one here on my “Listen” page. Also read Madeleine Wattenberg’s interesting article on Failure Poetics for a unique perspective on expectations and writing.