MEG POKRASS

Author - Editor - Teacher

ABOUT MEG

I am a flash fiction author, editor and teacher from California, now living in the UK.

WORKSHOPS

I run online workshops that get results for new and established writers.

MY BOOKS

I have written five flash collections, a book of prose poetry and a novella-in-flash.

NEWS & UPDATES

I frequently publish new pieces in literary magazines & e-zines

VIDEOS

Find videos of readings from my books and songs inspired by my stories.

The Dog Seated
Next To Me

“In the universe of Meg Pokrass’s fictions, planets are gloriously misaligned, stars and suns trail love and desperate sadness, black holes serve up dogs, spiders, cats, and galaxies explode everything we thought we knew about the human heart. It is an ever-expanding universe. No other like it.”
— Pamela Painter, author of Wouldn’t You Like to Know

“The stories of Meg Pokrass are like beautiful bruises. I read them and ache. Sparse, poetic, insightful, and always astonishing. This is writing that makes you feel alive.”
— Angela Readman, author of Something Like Breathing

“To enter the portals of Pokrassland is to go on a magical journey…Unpredictable, funny and charming, the world Meg Pokrass builds in The Dog Seated Next to Me is a location readers will enter gladly and, mesmerised, they will most definitely want to stay.”
— Nuala O’Connor, author of Joyride to Jupiter and Becoming Belle

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OTHER BOOKS

Alligators At Night
(Ad Hoc Fiction)

““The nuanced tonal complexity, which can go from the whimsical to a darker irony in the turn of a phrase, has been a signature feature of the work of Meg Pokrass. That complexity is, in her new collection, Alligators at Night, heightened further by the fertile invention and unpredictable interplay of these beautifully crafted pieces.”
— Stuart Dybek, author of Ecstatic Cahoots

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Cellulose Pajamas: Prose Poems
(Blue Light Press)

Meg Pokrass has the gift of a fluid imagination. Strange and beautiful prose poems pour across the pages of her new book in a confluence of the surreal and the mundane. It’s as if Raymond Carver and Russell Edson had collaborated on these fine poems, which manage to be fierce and vulnerable at the same time. Cellulose Pajamas is a moving, haunting, riveting book.
— Ellery Akers, Author of Practicing the Truth, and Knocking on the Earth .

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My Very End of the Universe
(Rose Metal Press)

“My Very End of the Universe is indispensable reading for anyone who loves fiction that defies categorization—and for anyone who simply loves engrossing stories cast in superb prose. Each of these novellas-in-flash is exquisite in its own distinct way, and collectively they demonstrate what is possible when we break the traditional confines of form and dare to invent something new.”
—Laura van den Berg, author of The Isle of Youth

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Bird Envy
(Harvard Bookstore)

““Sassy, sexy and smart, Meg Pokrass’s flash stories are addictive for their startling leaps of an imagination brilliantly at play.”
— Pamela Painter, author of Wouldn’t You Like to Know (Carnegie Mellon University Press).

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Damn Sure Right
(Press 53)

Meg Pokrass’ flash fiction conveys entire worlds that are touching, haunting, funny, moving and strange in the most beautiful ways.
— Jessica Anya Blau, author of Drinking Closer to Home.

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The Dog Looks Happy Upside Down
 (Etruscan Press)

“Meg Pokrass bops and slams through these little stories like some genius extraterrestrial psychic on a world tour of the human heart. Her language is supercharged and witty, with humor and sadness in approximately equal amounts.”
— Bobbie Ann Mason, author of Shiloh and Other Stories, In Country, and The Girl in the Blue Beret“.

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WRITING WORKSHOPS

All of the online workshops I lead are conducted on Facebook, in a dedicated private group. Over a two-week period, participants receive original exercises created by me to get your creative juices flowing! 

Former workshop participants’ stories have been published in The New York Times, Smokelong Quarterly, Wigleaf, Jellyfish Review, Cincinatti Review, formercactus, Atticus Review, Matchbook, and many more.

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LATEST UPDATES

Click  below to find news and updates, including links to my latest published work.
Many stories are available to read free online.

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