Posts tagged ‘Joanne Merriam’

“Try to write poems at least one person in the room will hate.” – Marvin Bell

Intermittent Visitors: Joshua Robbins; Mary Alexandra Agner; Brynn Saito; Jeannine Hall Gailey all interviewed by Joanne Merriam.

26 April 2013

poems are wonderful containers for the communication of complex ideas or for truths that are larger than we are

Intermittent Visitors: Kevin Prufer interviewed by Joanne Merriam.

2 April 2013

kickstarting the apocalypse

It’s been longer than usual since our last update (so look at all the links to read below! ALL THE READING!), because we’ve been completely absorbed with our Kickstarter campaign for Apocalypse Now: Poems and Prose from the End of Days!

The aim of this campaign is to release limited edition collectible paperbacks for you bibliophiles, your family, and your friends just in time for the holidays. Your orders will aid in the creation of a real, physical, bona fide, corporeal thing you can hold and flip through and show off to friends and read intently and bludgeon zombies with when the bullets run out. You can get ebooks for $2 less than they’ll retail, or the print edition (or both!) here.


News for Apocalypse Now contributors: the most recent issue of Abyss & Apex has a poem by Tina Connolly; The Brown Daily Herald published a Faculty profile: Q&A with Brian Evenson; T.R. Hummer has seven poems in Blackbird‘s Fall 2012 issue, and Nicky Beer has in the same issue an essay on poets in fiction; Hummer is also featured in Prairie Schooner; and, Chet Weise was featured in Coldfront.

News for 140 And Counting contributors: Ken Liu just won the Hugo, the Nebula and the World Fantasy Award for his touching short story “Paper Menagerie“! You can read it here. Liu is also translating Volume One of the Three-Body Trilogy (《三体》) by Liu Cixin (刘慈欣), and live-tweeting about it with the #threebody hashtag. Also, another 140 contributor, David M. Harris‘s poem “Bed, 3 A.M.” appeared in Your Daily Poem last week; and, Marge Simon has a poem in Abyss & Apex.

Finally, URB editor Joanne Merriam had a short story (“The Candy Aisle“) in the latest issue of The Journal of Unlikely Entomology.

14 November 2012

copper nickel and more

News for Apocalypse Now: Poems and Prose from the End of Days contributors: the new issue of Copper Nickel contains work by David J. Daniels, David Roderick and Andrew McFadyen-Ketchum; David J. Daniels also has three poems in thrush; Simone Muench will be reading in St. Louis, MO on Friday Nov 9th; and, Catherine Pierce has been interviewed by Prairie Schooner.

Andrew McFadyen-Ketchum will be reading some Apocalyptic poems at the Gypsy House Reading Series tomorrow (Thursday Nov 1st) at 7 pm at the Gypsy House Coffeeshop in Denver, CO with Aby Kaupang and Stant Litore.

Finally, URB editor Joanne Merriam has a guest blog at Novel Conceptions on confusing fiction with autobiography.

31 October 2012

The stories were full of intimations, partial or non-existent endings, impossible or mysterious goings-on.

Intermittent Visitors: Kathleen Alcalá, an interview by Joanne Merriam.

21 September 2012

I feel very fortunate that I get to make a living procrastinating.

Intermittent Visitors: Avery Oslo, an interview by Joanne Merriam.

17 September 2012

The Palace of Mythical Beasts

Intermittent Visitors: Holly Cooley, an interview by Joanne Merriam.

6 September 2012

Would you think less of me if I admitted I rarely listen to advice?

Joanne Merriam interviews David C. Kopaska-Merkel.

27 August 2012

Dinosaur rodeos

140 And Counting contributor news:

Robert Borski‘s poem “At the Dinosaur Rodeo” is up at Abyss & Apex

Dawn Corrigan‘s “Snakes in the Drains” is at Best Poem: A Poetry Journal.

“Sweet Honesty,” “At a Sushi Bar on Mount Carmel,” “Every Angel Is Terrifying,” “Neither Fire Nor Water” and “Compact” by Peg Duthie are up at Escape Into Life with intriguing illustrations by Karen Miller.

Berit Ellingsen‘s flash fiction piece “Sexual Dimorphism — A Nightmare Transcribed From Sanskrit” is in elimae.

The 7th edition (“Moon Imaginings”) of Poetry Planet is live and downloadable on and includes David C. Kopaska-Merkel‘s poetry at 1:02:15.

Ken Liu‘s short story “Real Faces” appears in the July/August Fantasy & Science Fiction.

Nora Nadjarian‘s poem “The Name” is unFold’s 2012 Poetry Garden Show winner:

Marge Simon‘s story “The Skyman’s Daughter” is up at White Cat Publications.

Finally, editor Joanne Merriam‘s poem “Auto Biographies” (from The Glaze from Breaking) is the Winner of the July 2012 Goodreads Poetry Contest—look for it in their July 2012 newsletter.

4 July 2012

New Sun Rising

The Locus Online Roundtable continues their very nice series of posts on speculative poetry, with articles from several 140 And Counting contributors including Marge Simon and David C. Kopaska-Merkel. URB editor Joanne Merriam‘s is here: “‘Literary’ Poetry“—they are all worth checking out.

Regular readers might recall Joanne Merriam was interviewed on flash craft by after her face transplant story appeared in Pank Magazine. The interview was posted in May, and they just reprinted the story yesterday: “Facial Deficits.”

140 And Counting contributor Peg Duthie has work in a cool new feminist SF poetry anthology, The Moment of Change, which also includes work by luminaries Ursula K. Le Guin, Theodora Goss, Vandana Singh, Nisi Shawl, Sonya Taaffe, and many others; Darusha Wehm has a story in the new Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine; haiku journal The Heron’s Nest contains work by Deborah P. Kolodji and Alan Summers; Berit Ellingsen‘s “The Rain On Titan,” an excerpt from The Empty City, is up in the blog for New Sun Rising, an upcoming charity anthology for Japan’s Tohoku area, which was razed by the March 2011 earthquake.

7 June 2012

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