It’s been a while since I last blogged, and I’ve been really busy. It seems like collaboration has been a key focus lately. So, with that in mind, here are some writing projects that I’ve been focused on.
You might already know that during 2011, I had the honor of co-hosting a monthly radio program called Flash Fiction Fridays with Stephanie Lecci. You can listen to our December 2011 show: WUWM: Lake Effect – Flash Fiction Friday: Media
In fact, all of our shows are archived at the WUWM Lake Effect site. After we wrapped our December show, I was traveling abroad when I gave some serious thought to creating an anthology, devoted to these stories that decorated our show with such depth, and finesse. I wanted to create a book that would have all 34 stories that we’d aired. This would also be my first step into that wonderful world of publishing. And so, here it is:
Do me a favor and help spread the word, perhaps get copies for extended family and friends? That would be so appreciated. I do have two stories in Flash Fiction Fridays, the anthology.
I also have work here: exquisite-quartet-anthology. The Exquisite Quartet is a monthly collective story that Meg Tuite starts, then asks three other writers to add on. It publishes online at Used Furniture Review, and Meg has created a stunning book, with all 13 stories included.
And, I have an anonymous story here: Stripped: Nicole Monaghan, editor. This collection includes some of the best-known names in flash fiction, and the author identities are “stripped” from their stories- can you tell if a man or a woman wrote this or that story? The idea is so intriguing and I am having a blast reading these wonderful gems.
I also have a poem called “Reckless/Abandon” at Heavy Feather Review. This has 292 pages of some amazing writing! Thanks editors, Nathan and Jason!
Here are some other places where you can read my latest work:
“The Upswing of Falling” is at a semi-permanent spot on the Metazen page! I am really, really grateful for this one- you can see it on the far right side, underneath their “search & hit enter” spot. Thanks, Christopher and Frank!!!
The poem, “My Bicycle” is up in the January issue of Yes, Poetry. Thanks editor, Joanna!
“Scales” is published at Untoward Magazine. Thanks, Matt!
“Implications” is up at red lightbulbs issue 6! Thanks, Russ and Meghan!
“An Occupy Trifecta” and so many other writer’s amazing poems are up this month at ConnotationPress. Thanks, editors Joani and Caitlin for this honor!
“Nine O Clock Tonight We Die,” a fiction noir piece, up at HOUSEFIRE. Thanks, Robert and Riley!
“Feast” was up at Mad Swirl, and also featured in The Best of Mad Swirl’s Poetry Forum : 01.21.12. Thanks, MH Clay!
And I have work forthcoming at The Lit Pub , an interview/exchange with writer, artist and soul-mate, Meg Tuite, who has just released a way cool chapbook: Disparate Pathos « Monkey Puzzle Press! Watch her: she’s on the move!
And forthcoming work at Art Faccia, Lost in Thought, Elimae, Blue Fifth Review, Santa Fe Literary Review, Short Fast & Deadly, and NAP.
Meanwhile, roundtables have started up, heading into our 6th year at Redbird- Redoak Studio. RB-RO Writers to Read at Marathon « RedBird-RedOak Writing. I will be there with so many other talented poets, please come and help support this great local Milwaukee gem!
And did you register for AWP- 2012 Conference yet? I can’t wait, it’s going to be a blast. Readings, parties, meetings, speakers…and more, more, more.
Okay, that’s all for now! Stay warm, keep creating, and spread the love.