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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-things: What’s Up


Here is where things are at: 1 My partner in all things of art and life, David L. White, has three poems up at The Knicknackery, “Low Tide”, “Crochet”, and “At Oven’s Door”, which I can’t even read because it breaks me. Intensity. I … Continue reading

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Prompt-a-thon, with Pictures


I have learned something valuable: Prompts are well liked. I guess I get a little frustrated with prompt-driven writing because it was so much a part of the public school classroom. I, the student me, hated grade school (and everything … Continue reading

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Meto-News 2/10/15: tNY Anthology Arrives and Other Intriguing Thoughts


As previously promised, here are my tNY Book IV contributor’s kickbacks. Visuals reign supreme in this weird little book, which is as it should be. Check it out: My story appears on page 24  and is paired here not with the artwork of … Continue reading

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Places: An Elegy


I’m pleased to share news from my partner in life, David L. White, as we enjoy his latest publication.  His poem, “A Sonnet Just South of Kyrene and Chandler”, is freshly printed in the fall, 2014 edition of Southwestern American … Continue reading

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rawboned Gets a Nod, Brevity-style


This just in: over the weekend, the good people at Brevity gave Trisha Winn’s rawboned a mention. As an editor, I’m feeling the love. Viewership and submissions were rolling fast by Sunday night. Keep it going. Submit your best bear-pokings. I promise to … Continue reading

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Meto-News: January 2015


I’m thrilled to say my contributor’s copies of Sou’wester, with my story, Graduation Event, are here. If Graduation Event could talk, it would gush about how much it loves the work featured in this edition by writers like Martha Silano, Sarah Gerkensmeyer, … Continue reading

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Prompt-a-thon


Whoever came up with the abhorrent idea that January first is invigorating? Post-holidays, I am not invigorated, I’m exhausted. Resolution is not in the air. Days are dark, dreamy. Nights feel right cozied up with family. Mornings feel like a … Continue reading

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A Poem for Solstice


I always find Solstice oddly bittersweet. I rest into the dark, have myself a long and shadowy dream time, and when the light begins to call with news of pending industriousness? I can’t help but look back. No one expresses this better … Continue reading

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Meto-News Addendum


Isn’t that always the way? Post news, get news. So, three things: 1. Recently, I enjoyed the opportunity to interview a wonderful writer (and all around friendly person), Julia Strayer, for Smokelong Quarterly, a fabulous online journal with great taste in material and … Continue reading

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Meto-News for 12-14: Good Stuff to Click


So here’s a rundown of cool stuff, linked and highly clickable: Volume XXVII.2 of The Concho River Review has arrived. I’m particularly proud of this piece appearing in this journal. Angelo State University, Concho River’s sponsoring institution, is kind of in … Continue reading

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