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Christopher Allen’s Beautiful Story “What If All the Oceans”—a read you won’t forget

From the current Gone Lawn. It took about 3 minutes to read but will never leave me. @GoneLawn. #story of the day

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News in prose-poems!

Many thanks to Gone Lawn, which has accepted two poems I love for their December 20th issue—“Wake” and “Lot’s Wife.”

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Many Thanks to Citron Review for publishing “Fighting with God,” a prose poem.

I love the mag. Check it out here. Thanks for stopping by!

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What a lovely thing to say

“You still write like someone running with a clutch of flowers.” –Carl Nelson

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Publications. With links to those that have links.

Well, now there are links!
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Funny Places You Show Up When You Go Looking For Your Publications.

This Old Thing? Really? Out of Print, But It Was Here!

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Many thanks to Bending Genres for publishing my story “Unity”

There are 36 awesome pieces in today’s new Bending Genres! Many thanks to @bendinggenres for publishing my story-gone-awry, “Unity” in today’s issue!

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Many thanks to The Raw Art Review! News in prose-poems!

Thanks Henry Stanton at The Raw Art Review for accepting two of my prose poems for your summer issue coming out this fall! #@rawartreview

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Bibliography: List of my favorite books, stories, stories, poems, authors, one day in fall 2016. It could be different any day, but here ya go!

Of course I have a list of favorite stories, poems, books, writers! If it weren’t for reading Wanda Coleman’s Heavy Daughter Blues, I might not have become a writer at all. I can’t say what it was about the book, … Continue reading

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News in Prose Poems!

Many thanks to @thecitronreview for accepting my prose poem “Fighting with God” for their fall issue. See their current issue here, The Citron Review!

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First Grandpoem Submitted! It’s a prose-poem!

My daughter, who is still a child, submitted her first poem today to the Rattle Young Poet’s Anthology. Her first prose poem is cooler than anything I’ll ever make and I couldn’t be more delighted–it’s a grandpoem! Not only that, … Continue reading

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News in Prose Poems/Stories Gone Awry!

Many thanks to @Bending Genres Journal for accepting my prose-poem/story-gone-wrong “Unity River” for their August issue!

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Eastern Iowa Review Issue 8, Chock Full of Prose Poems, Is Out

The last day you were a girl, I saw it: you were falling in love for the first time, the blush, the glow in your cheeks, a little sweeter, a little deeper every day until we could both see the bottom of that wel Continue reading

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Poem of the Day: “Errata” by Charles Simic

Errata Where it says snow read teeth-marks of a virgin Where it says knife read you passed through my bones like a police-whistle Where it says table read horse Where it says horse read my migrant’s bundle Apples are to remain apples Each time a hat appears think of … Continue reading

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News in Prose Poems

Eastern Iowa Review has accepted two of my prose poems (“Soprano” and “Shayna”) for their next edition–check this billboard for details later on! In the meantime, check out the journal–for writers, they are interested in lyric essays and prose poems, … Continue reading

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Screwing Up, Importantly

So I was wondering if maybe you’re putting a load of crap into that one idea that’s bothering you so much, wondering if you could Screw Up so very Importantly. What I mean is this:  suppose it is bothering you that … Continue reading

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How I Kiss Her Turning Head, Chapbook or E-book, Available Now!

My prose chapbook, How I Kiss Her Turning Head, published by Monkey Puzzle Press, is a book with several sketches and short works of fiction about the obsessions and dark thoughts of mothers and babies; it is available for three … Continue reading

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Asunder

meet me in front of a jazz club in new orleans; there i’ll kiss you   hard. you have been lover to me through lives upon deaths, your fingers   spread in my hair, your demolition kiss a wrecking ball … Continue reading

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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, Now Available as fabulous and beautiful Ebook!

My prose chapbook, How I Kiss Her Turning Head, published by Monkey Puzzle Press, is a book with several sketches and short works of fiction about the obsessions and dark thoughts of mothers and babies; it is available for three … Continue reading

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Halloween

This is for you, a message thirty years later from “Esmeralda the Gypsy,” who read your palm that Halloween, that brilliant, cold fall night when the whole university was out in costume. The maple candy melted in our mouths, and … Continue reading

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Carl Nelson’s Review of How I Kiss Her Turning Head —thank you Carl!

Maternal Horror   Jennifer Woodworth’s newest book, How I Kiss Her Turning Head, which is just out by Monkey Puzzle Press, is a most gentle jaunt into the genre of Maternal Horror.  ‘Maternal Horror’ is a term I have had … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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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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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!

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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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