News & Announcements

Publication announcements, readings, events, and other news from Jackie Craven.

  • Women at Sea
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    The best thing about appearing in Women’s Studies Quarterly? Meeting so many brilliant, barrier-breaking poets, scholars, poets, and fiction writers. Several dozen gathered at The New School in NYC for the launch of the “At Sea” issue. I read my poem “Darwin’s Daughter” and got to hear Cindy Veach, VV.... Read more »
  • Lost & Found at Silver Birch Press
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    I believed in the tooth fairy longer than most children, and was usually quite happy to yank out pieces of myself in exchange for a visit. The mystery! The excitement! Today I get a similar thrill from writing poetry, but the monetary rewards are usually less. Thank you to Silver Birch... Read more »
  • Monkeys, Elephants & Clowns – Oh my!
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    The day before the presidential inauguration, I learned that  Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey planned to fold their tents. No more traveling acrobats and animal acts. Where would the performers go? I envisioned a circus parading cross-country to Washington DC. Nursing my sorrow over this year’s election results, I had... Read more »
  • Excitement in River Styx
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    I’m not sure which thrilled me more: Receiving an honorable mention in the 2016 River Styx International Poetry Competition, or opening my email to find the congratulatory message from poetry editor Francesca Bell, whose raw, unflinching work I’d been following with admiration. (Check out “Severance” from The Literary Underground.) Launched in... Read more »
  • Publish Your Protests
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    Responses to the election continue to flood Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks. I’m uplifted and inspired by the writing I find in my newsfeed. But, in the blink of an eye, words vanish below the fold. Posting on Facebook is fast, easy, and heartbreakingly transitory. Fortunately, Facebook is only one... Read more »
  • Salamander 43 – WOW!
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    Now in its 25th year, Salamander magazine is an exquisite, highly respected literary journal that publishes poetry, fiction, and reviews. The aesthetics are breathtaking. Issue 43 has poems from a wide range of writers, including Bosnia-born writer Vedran Husić (“My poor tattered country. / My poor ragged tongue”) and Nigerian... Read more »
  • Hey! I’m a Contender!
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    I was thrilled to have Salamander magazine accept one of my poems for an upcoming issue. But to have the editors nominate my poem to Pushcart Press? Wow! Every year, small press editors submit their favorite poems, stories, and non-fiction pieces to Pushcart. From these submissions, the Press selects a few... Read more »
  • One of the most elegant journals, anywhere…
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    Water~Stone Review is one of the most elegant, substantial literary journals anywhere on the American scene. Don’t miss it. It will nourish and uplift you.  — Naomi Shihab Nye The fall 2016 issue of Water~Stone Review invites readers to experience the “ink face and paper bones” of the Hmong people, many... Read more »