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Updates for Fall/Winter

I have three poems up at Nice Cage in Issue 007! Please head there and take a read.

Additionally, I have a poem nominated for a Pushcart Prize! “Last Note Slipped Under the Mattress” in Gordon Square Review, Issue 2. If you haven’t already, you can read it here!

And that poem, as well as “The Pyre” in sidereal magazine are nominated for Best of Net 2018!

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Long Poem Debut

Happy meteorological fall season!

I have a few submissions out, including the long book, so cross your fingers for STAR FACTORY.  But in the mean time, the wonderful editors over at Noble/Gas Qtrly have just released Issue 205.3 which is full of amazing work and a long poem by yours truly. Go read and enjoy my longest poem ever published, titled “Color Theory.”

Screenshot of first lines of "Color Theory" by Amanda Stovicek on Noble/Gas Qrtly website.

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Micro-Chap Out Now!

My debut micro-chapbook, SPACE SPECTACULAR, is out today from Ghost City Press!

The chap is free on their website, and any donations you make will come directly to me.

SPACE SPECTACULAR is a collection of poems that enact a sort of call and response between Earth and Space. Some of the poems suppose what happens outside of our galaxy and some call out to other planets in our solar system. It was an incredible experience to research and write these poems, many of which appear in my longer manuscript, STAR FACTORY, which is currently looking for a home.

Thank you to the wonderful editors at Ghost City Press and to all my current and future readers.

I hope you enjoy!

Print version of SPACE SPECTACULAR by Amanda Stovicek
SPACE SPECTACULAR print version available!
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June & July Happenings

I am happy to announce that after a year of adventure in North Carolina, I will be returning to Ohio. Cleveland and the whole state of Ohio hold a very special place in my heart, so I am grateful to be returning HOME and to the amazing literary communities that Ohio has to offer.

Go check out my poem “Bird With A Broken Wing,” which appears in the new issue of Red Queen Literary Magazine.

And look for my debut chapbook, SPACE SPECTACULAR, from Ghost City Press this July.

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May Updates

So very happy to update you with three bits of good news!

(1) On May 15, I will be reading at the Gordon Square Review Issue 2 Launch Party. My poem “Last Note Slipped Under the Mattress” will be in that issue.

(2) I have two poems coming out from sidereal magazine around the same time, “The Pyre” and “Inevitable Blue.”

(3) Ghost City Press is releasing my micro-chapbook, SPACE SPECTACULAR, as part of their 2018 Summer Micro-Chapbook Series. I am so overjoyed to have these poems in the world and I cannot wait to share the link with you so you can snag a copy!

Prompts

National Poetry Month

I have undertaken the #napomo challenge of writing a poem a day for the whole month of April. I will be updating this post with my prompts/inspirations for each day. Follow along if you like!

April – National Poetry Month – Poem-A-Day Challenge

1 – Serqet, Egyptian goddess of Scorpions & crater on Ganymede

2 – “Agatha” by Dorothea Lasky & two children running around my apartment’s pool

3 – Stumbled upon a list of American English Proverbs & wrote on a few

4 – “Aries” Mug by Jack Dadd for Dunoon and Astrology

5 – Jupiter’s South Pole

6 – Greta Wrolstad’s poem “This One Is About Pain” tweeted by sam sax & a memory of being catcalled on my way to return library books

7 – The Poison Garden at Alnwick Castle & “Rappaccini’s Daughter” by Hawthorne

8 – Kurzgesagt’s Time: The History & Future of Everything

9 – Am I living up to my name? (Names, Birth, & Scars)

10 – Corona, Rust, Virus, Tulip, Flare, & Yellow

11 – Wendy Xu’s Tweet & Random Word Generator

12 – #NationalGrilledCheeseDay & This Idea

13 – Adrian Matejka’s Map to the Stars & Major Lazer’s Cold Water

14 – Random Classic Art Gallery & Death and the Maiden by Egon Schiele, 1915

15 – Star remnant from an old American flag & the current president

16 – Sherlock & the Grimm fairytale, Snow White

17 – Kelli Russell Agodon’s 30 Writing Prompts for National Poetry Month (Prompt #1) & Tumor by Anna Leahy

18 – Zen Rituals & the nature of smoke

19 – Ars Poetica // Writer’s Block (took 19 days for it to hit!)

20 – Seeing old friends after a long time

21 – I missed this day 😦

22 – Two-fer to make up for 21: Earth Day & travelling far from home

23 – Salamander in folklore and legend & the two definitions of Nebula

24 – Rosetta Probe GIF

25 – New Notebook from Target & “Dark Horoscope” by Libby Burton

26 – 👽 Alien Day 426

27 – How sunburn sneaks up on you

28 – Thalassophobia

29 – Centos using other poems’ titles

30 – The Last Day! Writing a “thank you, poetry” poem