Meg Pokrass

About The Dog Looks Happy Upside Down (Etruscan Press, 2016)

“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.”- Bob Hicok

Meg Pokrass is the author of four 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), Cellulose Pajamas (Blue Light Book Award winner,  2016)) and The Dog Looks Happy Upside Down (Etruscan Press, 2016).   Her stories and poems have appeared and are forthcoming in over 250 literary magazines including Rattle, Tin House (forthcoming), Five Points, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Queen Mob’s Teahouse, Jellyfish Review, New World Writing, Bayou (forthcoming), National Public Rado (WNPR), 100-Word Story, Wigleaf Top 50 List , Wigleaf Magazine, Green Mountains Review, Smokelong Quarterly, Talking Writing, Every Writer’s Resource,  Failbetter, storySouth, decomP,  Flash Magazine, and two Norton anthologies:  New Microfiction (W.W. Norton, 2018) and Flash Fiction International (W.W. Norton, 2015). Showcased by Adweek and Galleycat/Media Bistro as  “Best Online Writer”, she  is considered an innovator in the use of Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms for writers. Meg has worked on as an editor for Smokelong Quarterly and New World Writing. She is the founding editor of New Flash Fiction Review and San Francisco’s The Flash Fiction Collective Reading Series. Meg serves as an international writing competition judge, Fiction Curator for the Great Jones Street App, and Festival Curator for the new Bath Flash Fiction Festival.
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