Poetry & Fiction

Jackie Craven is the author of Our Lives Became Unmanageable (Omnidawn, 2016), winner of the publisher’s Fabulist Fiction Award. Her poetry is published in The Asheville Poetry Review, Chautauqua, Mid-American Review, New Ohio Review, Nimrod International Journal, River Styx, Salamander, Spillway, and many other journals. Her fiction has appeared in publications such as Limestone Journal, Verdad, and Berkeley Fiction Review.

Read samples online:

White Lightning” – poem in r.kv.r.y. quarterly literary journal

Old Woman with Goose, 30 x 24, Oil” – poem in Nimrod International Journal, finalist in the Pablo Neruda poetry competition

Where are the teeth I slipped under my pillow?” – poem in the Lost & Found Series at Silver Birch Press

The circus has a new address” and “To Hell with Hopkins” – poems in Heavy Feather Review

Darwin’s Daughter” – poem in At Sea (Women’s Studies Quarterly)

Monique” – flash fiction in Our Lives Became Unmanageable, chapbook available from Omnidawn Publishing Amazon, and other booksellers.

Resurrecting Mama” – short story in Limestone Journal

Special Ed” – short story in Verdad magazine

My New Do” – short story in Zahir Tales

Anything Low Will Do” – short story in SNReview

Georgian Colonial” – poem in LUMMOX 2 (“Place” anthology)

Publications List
Poetry and fiction, print and online. For a summary of nonfiction publications, click here


Winner of the Omnidawn Fabulist Fiction Award, Our Lives Became Unmanageable is the fanciful story of eleven characters who struggle with other-worldly compulsions. Order from  Omnidawn Publishing Amazon, and other booksellers.



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