(A gift for you: Casper “Ghost of the Swamp” Gator, from an alligator theme park I visited with my niece and nephew in Myrtle Beach this summer.)
I hope all is well with you in your parts of the world. Here’s a little update on what’s been going on with me, writing-wise:
- I was a finalist for the Writers @ Work fellowship, which is pretty neat. You writer-folk out there should apply next year: http://www.writersatwork.org/wp/?page_id=538
- You can hear me read my poems quietly into my phone (complete with slight Southern accent) as a podcast through The Superstition Review http://superstitionreview.asu.edu/blog/2013/03/19/sr-podvod-series-poet-annah-browning/ You can read along with the poems in SR here: http://superstitionreview.asu.edu/issue10/poetry/annahbrowning
- You can also read this essay of mine about cows, hair, metaphor, vulnerability, and other gross things on the SR blog http://superstitionreview.asu.edu/blog/2013/08/29/guest-post-annah-browning-hair-and-the-long-dead-acquaintance-some-metaphors-and-vulnerability/. Thanks and love are due to Alec Hershman, Brooke Wonders, and Sacha Siskonen for giving me the courage to publish it. And many thanks, of course, to SR for giving me all these opportunities.
- I’m honored to have five poems included in the newest voyage of the White Whale Review, helmed by none other than the marvelous Randi Shapiro and Alec Hershman: http://www.whitewhalereview.com/issues/5.1/poetry/browning
- I’m also thrilled to have new poems in High Chair (http://www.highchair.com.ph/issue17/17_dearjohn.htm) Vinyl Poetry (http://vinylpoetry.com/volume-8/page-4/) and to have three poems in the Nashville Review (http://www.vanderbilt.edu/english/nashvillereview/archives/6344). (P.S.–Don’t miss my friend Brianna Noll’s lovely poem in the same issue of Nashville Review!)
- I’m now Art Editor of a really exciting new publication called The Account: A Journal of Poetry, Prose, and Thought, started by my amazingly talented UIC friends Tyler Mills, Brianna Noll, Chris Bryson, Brooke Wonders, and Jessica Berger. We’ll be launching the first issue very soon, but in the meantime check out our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/TheAccountAJournalOfPoetryProseAndThought). Doesn’t the logo look amazing? The artwork behind it is going to be featured in full on the website when we go live, but you should check out the artist Kelda Martensen’s page at http://keldamartensen.com/home.html in the meantime. She’s incredible, and we’re so excited to have this opportunity to showcase her work.
- My chapbook The Marriage is coming out very soon through Horse Less Press! Check back soon for more updates.
That’s enough silly stuff about me for now, friends. On to more important things– like the new Neko Case album that came out today, which is beautiful and tough and sorrowful and funny, and you should check it out if you like things like that: http://www.anti.com/artists/neko-case/
Take care of yourselves, wherever you are.