“The people in these stories need Meg Pokrass. Their lives are tough but her imagination is the fire-lasso that can save them, save us. In her work, off-kilter is the same as clear-eyed focus. Here, strange and normal go hand-in-hand, a marriage that explains nothing but makes so much clear. Time after time, these little stories read big.”
author of Elegy Owed (Copper Canyon Press, 2014) and This Clumsy Living (University of Pittburgh Press, 2007)
Meg Pokrass is the author of four flash fiction collections and one award winning book of prose poetry. Her books include Damn Sure Right (Press 53, 2011) My Very End of the Universe, Five Mini-Novellas-in-Flash and a Study of the Form (Rose Metal Press, 2014) Bird Envy (2014) and forthcoming are: Cellulose Pajamas (Blue Light Book Award winner, 2016)) and The Dog Looks Happy Upside Down (Etruscan Press, 2016). Meg’s stories have appeared and are forthcoming in over 220 literary magazines including Five Points, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Gigantic, Wigleaf, Green Mountains Review, The Rumpus, storySouth, and international anthologies, including the forthcoming Flash Fiction International (W.W. Norton, 2015). Pokrass has been showcased as “Digital Author to Watch” by Galleycat/Media Bistro, and is considered an innovator in the use of Facebook,Twitter, and other social media platforms. She is a co-founder of The Flash Fiction Collective reading series in San Francisco.