Xtreme Microfiction Workshop Dec 1-Dec 14th

Join me and write 14 microfiction stories inspired by my weird and original prompts! This will be a short, Xtremely intense, work generative class. There will be peer feedback from other workshop members and there will be some feedback from me. I can’t comment on all of the stories over the 2 weeks, but will do my best. The prompts will be offered every day for 14 days. This workshop is designed to ward off winter chills! Cost: $60 per member. Word-count per story is 250 words. For more info, e-mail me at megpokrass(at)gmail(dot)com
If you’re ready to sign up, you can pay for the workshop here. Do send me an e-mail me to let me know a bit about you and your writing life, and to let me know that you’ve enrolled. Here is the link to pay for the workshop.

Bothering Your Characters

Bothering Your Characters – The Flash Fiction of Conflict

“Make up a story, screw around with it, paste junk on it, needle the characters, make them say queer stuff, go bad places, insert new people at inopportune moments, do some drive-bys.” – Frederick Barthelme

The 4-week course will be held in 2 secret Facebook groups. Details: $80 for 4 weeks. Dates: November 10th – December 10th, 2017.

For more information or to sign up for this course you can e-mail me with subject line “Bothering Your Characters Workshop” at megpokrass (at) gmail (dot) com.

Cellulose Pajamas (Blue Light Press Poetry Award) is here!

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“Care to lounge about dressed in greens?  Try on Meg Pokrass’s splendid Cellulose Pajamas.” –Molly Peacock, Author of The Second Blush
cover 2xImage-1 copy Words of Praise for Cellulose Pajamas:

In a smattering of sassy, wry words Meg Pokrass creates a universe of love in Cellulose Pajamas.  These sexy but wistful prose poems hint at entire constellations of affections, relationships at once sweet, sad, satisfying—and not.  The poet’s delicately surreal metaphors give her poems so enticing an air that they seem to wear perfume.  Care to lounge about dressed in greens?  Try on Meg Pokrass’s splendid Cellulose Pajamas. –Molly Peacock, Author of The Second BlushSerious and witty, mystical and dark, Pokrass’ poems are small windows into another world, a world which is almost this world.  But not quite. I find myself wanting more, always a little more of her work.  One short poem, one small collection, it is never enough.  In short, and in her very short and masterful pieces, Pokrass leads her readers on, page by page, enticing them with her beautiful and dream-like language.  Pokrass’ writes books you want on your nightstand to read not once, but again and again. –Nin Andrews, Author of The Book of Orgasms, Spontaneous Breasts, Why They Grow Wings, Midlife Crisis with Dick and Jane, Sleeping with Houdini, and Dear Professor, Do You Live in a Vacuum.

I have admired Meg Pokrass’s work for a long time—Damn Sure Right and Bird Envy among other books.  Cellulose Pajamas contains that same bold quality: stories painful and joyful at once.  Meg Pokrass proves once again that she can write an epic on the head of a pin!”John Skoyles, poetry editor, Ploughsares. Author of A Little Faith; Permanent Change; Definition of the Soul and The Situation, A Moveable Famine and The Nut FileMeg 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

Prose poems require a particular intensity to be truly successful. Pokrass has no problem with that constraint. This book is a breathtaking as racing a car. There isn’t a single one of these fireworks that doesn’t completely satisfy. One of those few writers who can handle this form with grace and room after room full of magic.
D.R. Wagner author of 20 books and chapbooks of poetry and letters (Rattlesnake Press)