“Annie Sandusky, Queen of Grade 9” up at Bending Genres

I have a hybrid piece of writing up at the great journal Bending Genres. The piece was written as part of a writing prompt with Sarah Hennessey and Katie Doyle. We each photographed five objects, and sent the photo to each other to write about. You can see the photo I was given here. Each…

Two Poems up Sparked Literary Magazine

My first poems to be published in *coughyearscough* are up at Sparked Literary Magazine. The magazine collects works inspired (or ‘sparked,’ get it?) by prompts from other websites. In my case, both of the poems selected for the April issue were sparked by prompts from Rattle. The first “The Threefold Path” was written about five…

Review of “Meditations of a Beast” up at 87Bedford

I was thrilled to be asked to review Kristine Ong Muslim’s poetry collection Meditations of a Beast for the literary website 87Bedford. As the editor put it, I was one of the first poets published by their website, so they thought I might be a good fit. Review of Meditations of a Beast You can…

River Styx- Hungry Young Poets Reading

I was lucky enough to be selected to read some poems by the excellent River Styx Literary Journal for their Hungry Young Poets series in 2018. The event was at Tree House Vegetarian in St. Louis, so it was also a great opportunity to visit with family. Hungry Young Poets

Jervis- So it Goes, 2018

This might be the publication I’m proud most of. So it Goes is the literary journal of the Vonnegut Memorial Library. It publishes a print volume once a year, all around a central theme. Because of Vonnegut’s own military service, the journal highlights veterans. I thought the focus on veterans made it a good fit…

Socrates the Frog

Every once in awhile you have a piece that feels good, feels finished, and keeps getting rejected.  It’s just not the right fit for any journal.  When a piece like that finally finds a home, it’s especially satisfying, possibly more so than getting accepted at the first place it’s sent.  That’s the deal with this…

Tupelo Press 30/30

I found out yesterday that I have been invited to participate in the Tupelo Press 30/30 challenge next month.  Having drooled over their publication before (and been rejected by them at least once), I am ridiculously excited to be doing this.  And scared.  Seriously scared.  The challenge requires me to write and submit a poem…

The Cry-Baby

This poem was published in the June 2017 issue of Linden Avenue Literary Journal, and it’s one of my favorite things I’ve ever written.  It references one of the weirdest cultural stories I’ve ever heard, the Tlingit story of The Cry-Baby. You can find the poem here: http://lindenavelit.com/june-2017-no-61/ and the story it was based on…

Slake

This poem was published by the nice people over at Amaryllis, and I suppose I could call it my first “international” publication, being as they’re located in the UK.  You can find the poem here: http://www.amaryllispoetry.co.uk/2017/04/a-poem-by-frances-klein.html The photo was taken by my darling husband on a particularly rainy day in December of 2014.