Author Archives: Fish Clamor

About Fish Clamor

Writer--poems, fiction, flash, essays, hybrid essays, sketch comedy on a great day, too. First prose chapbook, _How I Kiss Her Turning Head_, published by Monkey Puzzle Press, May 2014, is available from me--just email me--jen at This domain name. Follow me on twitter @fishclamor! Thank you so much for stopping by! --Jennifer Woodworth

And now for something completely different, A MixTape!

The really nice online lit mag Little Fiction|Big Truth has a cool feature–their authors make up a mixtape of tunes they listened to while writing the stories in the books they have just writtten. I liked Andrew F. Sullivan’s MixTape … Continue reading

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Really Nice Interview with Bop Dead City’s Editor Kevin Rodriguez

Interview: SECRETS ARE SPILLED!!! Continue reading

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The New Bop Dead City Is Out!

This lit mag is a nice collection of stories and poems including a powerful three-part poem by Daniel Tobin, the poem “Bar Joke” by Allyson Whipple, and Liz Grear’s story, “The Inside of My Elbows” and several others, not to … Continue reading

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Poem of the Day:  The Problem with Burning Down Your Own House by Amorak Huey

This poem has it all–it’s smart and funny and great with conversation and is so goddamn beautiful you will want to cry. Continue reading

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“Avra” by Jennifer Givhan–Poem of the Day

Another poem to feel for days. Jennifer Givhan’s lovely, singing, surprising  Avra. Check it out.

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Just in time for Halloween!  New Ginosko Out! 

Lovely on-line mag.  See P. 102 for my story, “Halloween.” Hope you like it.  October Ginosko Literary Journal  

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Ann Beattie’s “Snow”–Story of the Day

I just discovered Ann Beattie’s “Snow,”–available on the net (click the word “snow”)–an amazingly powerful and impossibly tiny, almost a-prose-poem story. For some reason, I can’t call it flash.  It’s two and a half pages long and extraordinary in every … Continue reading

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Poem of the day: “Coyote Girl” by Kristina Lucenko

You’ll still be feeling it (in the best way) days later: “Coyote Girl” and other poems by Kristina Lucenko

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Stories “Screwing Up, Importantly,” and “Mother of One” Published in Bellow Lit Journal

This journal first published “Mother of One,” together with one of my favorite stories, “Screwing Up, Importantly” in 2013 and get this… Amazon still has it, for just four (4) bucks, right here! (Click this link) You’ll like one or … Continue reading

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My Story, “The Rings,”

  The Rings My husband was a carpenter with hands so big he could wrap them all the way around me. Since I had put off getting my husband’s wedding ring until the day before the wedding, the artist made … Continue reading

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How I Kiss Her Turning Head still available!

Monkey Puzzle Press, publisher of my chapbook, How I Kiss Her Turning Head, is sadly closed, but my little book is still available from me.  Just drop me an email — jen at fish clamor )dot( com. They’re $10, free … Continue reading

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Found: New Novel to Read, and a Really Nice Writing Blog

Found: new novel to read and excellent blog! Continue reading

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Notes on Movies and Favorite Essays

A good poem is the news of a single soul; a good film is the news of maybe a thousand souls. This fact occurred to me a couple years ago and I’ve been trying to catch up on movies ever since. Continue reading

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Let’s pretend we’re wild… (Failed_Tweets # 3)

Let’s pretend we’re teenagers, write our hardened selves into a wild drag race & fly down Main Street at dusk, straight on out of this town. (This, slightly tweaked, still legal tweet in response to, and appreciating, @ReedsyHQ’s call for dangerous … Continue reading

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On trying to submit 3-6 poems located on 3-6 devices or WAIT!!!

The inexorable sadness of passwords, after Roethke….plus Dolor, for old time’s sake Continue reading

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Heikki Huotari’s book Truth Table soon to be released!

Heikki Huotari’s magnificent lyric poems just released in his chapbook _Truth Table_. Detsils to come! Continue reading

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Wondering about the grammar of another language, say, Dutch,

Does “Who’s on first” even work in Dutch? Continue reading

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Some Music I Love: Alela Diane’s album To Be Still

Sometimes I run across something so wonderful I have to pass it on.  I don’t really write real reviews very often, but love to share stuff that I’d want to know about myself along with some of the stuff i … Continue reading

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A stranger’s wonderful poem-a-day blog

Someone Else’s Wonderful Poem-of-the-Day site! Look what I found! A wonderful site, starring many prose poems and some others, too. Beautifully curated; don’t miss it if you need a little snack.  

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Look at this yummy treat found by accident today! Desert Love Poem by Dominika Wrozynski

Found on internet. Surely is published somewhere. I will never find it again it is too deicious not to share from the blog where i found it, a poem of the day blog. Stsnd by. I will find it! Continue reading

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Failed Tweets, 1

The Unreliable Narrator is so much fun in 1st person! Not really. OK maybe. 3 liars walk into a bar & the 2nd one is a fish. #failed_tweet 1, #amwriting

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First Book Review By Total Stranger

Originally posted on Fish Clamor:
Small Press Picks reviewed my book, How I Kiss Her Turning Head, and I do not even know the reviewer.  Check out the book discussion questions–what fun!  Never in my wildest dreams….!

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How I Kiss Her Turning Head, published by Monkey Puzzle Press!

Originally posted on Fish Clamor:
My first prose chapbook, How I Kiss Her Turning Head, published by Monkey Puzzle Press, was released on May 31, 2014!  Get yours now! Available from Monkey Puzzle Press. They have a free sample, too. Tasty!

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Monkey Puzzle Press Announces Winners of their 2013 prose Chapbook contest!

Monkey Puzzle Press announced the results of their 2013 Prose Chapbook contest in their blog, here.  I was thrilled that my How I Kiss Her Turning Head (which used to have a different title) won an Honorable Mention.  I’ve read … Continue reading

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First Book Review By Total Stranger!

SmallPressPicks.com reviews _How I Kiss Her Turning Head_. Continue reading

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From the Editor’s Perch…

From the Editor’s Perch….

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How I Kiss Her Turning Head, published by Monkey Puzzle Press!

My first prose chapbook, How I Kiss Her Turning Head, published by Monkey Puzzle Press, was released on May 31, 2014!  Get yours now! Available from Monkey Puzzle Press. They have a free sample, too. Tasty!

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girl reads to cat

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