Meg Pokrass


About Alligators At Night — (Ad Hoc Press, 2018)

“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

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, author of This Clumsy Living

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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)), The Dog Looks Happy Upside Down (Etruscan Press, 2016) and the forthcoming Alligators At Night (Ad Hoc Press, 2018). Her stories and poems have appeared and are forthcoming in over 320 literary magazines including Rattle, Tin House, Five Points, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Jellyfish Review, New World Writing, Bayou Magazine (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 Micro (W.W. Norton & Co., 2018) and Flash Fiction International (W.W. Norton, 2015). Recently, Meg’s story Barista” from Del Sol Review, was chosen by Aimee Bender for Best Small Fictions, 2018. 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 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, Founding Editor for New Flash Fiction Review, and Festival Curator for the new Flash Fiction Festival, U.K.
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