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About metonymicalpen

I earned an M.F.A. from Goddard College in 2013. Since then, my work has received the 2013 Beacon Street Prize in Short Fiction and the 2014 John Steinbeck Short Fiction Award. My stories have appeared in REED, reDivider, The Concho River Review, Sou'wester, Moon City Review, and elsewhere. Currently, I live in the desert with my family , but I am trying to move us closer to water. We need an ocean to float all of our ideas.

Meto-news: Smokelong Interview with Zach VandeZande


A much needed step toward some happy shares to come, please enjoy my all-in-the-spirit-of-angelic-fun interview with writer, Zach VandeZande, currently up in the new issue of Smokelong Quarterly. A shout out in thanks to Mike Czyzniejewski, Smokelong’s interview editor, for letting me … Continue reading

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For my father-in-law, Downer


Mostly, I have written here about writing. But sometimes,  in a life of writing, things happen and then there is no way forward but through. Downer, I wrote this for you a long time ago.  Now I imagine I read it to you … Continue reading

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Returning from the Ghost Pile


  I’ve been away for a long time. What makes that absence kind of strange is that I have a pile of writing, and specifically blog posts–those essaying conversations–never to see the light of day. I wrote them, but didn’t post … Continue reading

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May ’15 Meto-News: New Publication in Timber, Vol. 5


I am happy to share with you the publication of my short story, “Revival”, in Timber, Vol. 5. This piece is yet another of the upcoming—nearly there—Southern story collection I began working on in earnest during the final phase of … Continue reading

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April Throwback Thursday: A Storybook


Of all the lame social media/facebook trends out there to which I wish I wouldn’t succumb (“What Avengers Character are you? Let’s Play!”), I admit there is one I actually like and even value. Throwback Thursdays have given me the … Continue reading

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The Goddard Blog: rawboned in the News


Check out the Goddard Blog, here, for a great overview/interview/write up of our rawboned staff in its current configuration: Ginna Luck, who I think of as our soul-bearer of beauty and the aesthetic ideal. bevin, who is the persona of poetry–a … Continue reading

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May ’15 Prompt-a-thon: Quantum Fiction


Here I go, on a nerd voyage. But there is a literary ending, so all will be well. Just to preface, if you haven’t been reading along and don’t know it yet, I am a huge lover of all things sky: … Continue reading

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