Flash Fiction International (W.W.Norton & Co.) is out!

I’m humbled to have a flash included in the Norton anthology. What is a flash fiction called in other countries? In Latin America it is a micro, in Denmark kortprosa, in Bulgaria mikro razkaz. These short shorts, usually no more than 750 words, range from linear narratives to the more unusual: stories based on mathematical […]

Featured in Five Points Literary Magazine

Bobbie Ann Mason and I are featured writers in Five Points Magazine, they are showcasing five of our collaborative humor works and a craft discussion. We share this amazing issue with late poet, Philip Levine, Billy Collins, and Jane Hirschfield. ORDER THE MAGAZINE HERE  

More award news!

Wow, it has been quite a month for me. I’m honored to have won the Blue Light Book Award a few weeks ago, and San Francisco’s fabulous Blue Light Press will be publishing my manuscript of prose poetry Cellulose Pajamas, my manuscript The Smell of Good Luck is one of 10 finalists (out of 500 […]

Reading at Bird & Beckett Books, Jan 8th, 2015

Thursday, January 8th – 8:00 pm start Novellas-in-Flash: A Reading Pokrass / Teel / Bower A reading by contributors to the new anthology, My Very End of the Universe: a celebration and study of an increasingly popular genre: the novella-in-flash, a novella built of standalone flash stories. The novellas in this collection—Betty Superman by Tiff Holland, Here, […]