I’m looking back at the things I published in 2019 and looking forward to 2020.
Your Strange Fortune: Poems, Vegetarian Alcoholic Press. Speculative poetry.
“Bounce Pass” Bull: Men’s Fiction (Basketball!)
“Between the Axis and the Stars” Little Fiction (Astronauts!)
“They are Coming for You, So You Better Run, You Better Run, So You Can Hide” Jellyfish Review (ZOMBIES!)
“Other Skins” Milk Candy Review (the body)
“Jumpers” Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet (space plants!)
“The Ocean is Not Empty” Modern Language Studies (SUBMARINES AND SPACESHIPS)
“Bound” ANMLY (ALGAE AND ITS NOT VERY NICE, OR IT IS NICE TO ITSELF, READ THAT AS YOU WILL)
“A Path of Needles” The Wild Hunt (LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD BUT SHES A MAGICAL DETECTIVE)
“This Skin You Call Your Own” Boneyard: X-Ray Magazine (Witches 😉 )
“Litany” Last Exit“Litany” Last Exit“Litany” Last Exit“Litany” Last Exit
“Ode to my Inbox” Maudlin House
“This Will Be Your Fortune Long After I Can Tell You” SWIMM
“Fortnite 1” Alegrarse
“A Consolation of Stars” Kissing Dynamite
“The Time I Saw the Earth from NASA Mission Control” The Shore
“We imagined their fossils to be thunderbolts” Bridge eight
“The Superhero’s Girlfriend” Dirty Paws
“Other Forms of Conjuring the Moon” Uncanny
“Aphelion” Glass Poetry”
“At the Chapel in DFW Airport” Vagabond City Lit
“Things People Have Written in Letters to Ghosts” Okay Donkey
“Ars Technoetica” “This is a Map that Can’t be Read” “Midwestern Nice” “A Poem in Which God is Both a Metaphor and Not” The Temz Review
“A Neural Network Names Me and Everyone I Know” Kanstellation
And next year I have not one but TWO books coming out! My debut collection of short stories, Collective Gravities, will be out from Word West and my chapbook, Under My Tongue, will be out from Louisiana Literature.
My short story collection, Collective Gravities, is due out from the lovely Word West in July 2020.The cover is now up (and I am so lucky with how lovely it is!) and pre-orders have begun (link is here).If you are interested in getting the book, please do consider pre-ordering as they are one of the most helpful ways to support authors and presses! If you pre-order, let me know through my contact form or on Twitter, as I’d love to send you a thank you card!
I will be planning a book tour for next year, so if your city or favorite bookstore is looking for a reader, let me know!
I am also excited to be offering an online class that I’m very excited about. I will be offering it in both February and June, and sign-up for both dates has begun. I have been teaching a university class on Monster Theory and Othering for the past 6 years, as a way of teaching students about rhetoric and communication in today’s world. This class looks at how societies have always used the specter of the other as a monster to keep people in check and afraid. We also examine ways in which horror has both embraced and attempted to combat this. Over the past few months, I have been working on re-designing this course to incorporate creative writing and creation of new monsters–ways to combat/confront othering and systemic violences (a recent example of this done in film would be something like Get Out). This course will be a month long class/workshop featuring 2-3 classes a week. Each class will feature a written and/or audio recorded lecture, readings, questions to consider for discussion, and writing prompts. The goal by the end of class is to have tools to create your own monster (in some narrative form–though as a fan of multimodal composition, we’ll discuss broad interpretations of narrative as well). The class will feature two cost options. For 100, you will have access to all course materials and prompts. For 200, I will also do in-depth feedback critiques on the narratives your produce in the class (up to 35 pages of writing or tbd length for other narrative forms). If you’re interested, sign-up is here: https://forms.gle/ETviZPryeyX8QwiS8
In other news, I will also be opening my editing services back up. If you have a book length project (poetry chap, sequences, or full length OR fiction short story collections, novels, or flash chapbook), I offer reasonable prices and ten years of editing experience. Please use the contact form on this website if you are interested!
This week, I’m excited to finally have my official book release for my collection (out from Vegetarian Alcoholic Press). If you happen to be in Ames, Iowa, stop in to Design on Main on October 11th (7:00-8:30 PM) for readings, cupcakes, a book signing, and surprises. In addition to me reading some poems, there will be fabulous readings by amazing writer friends: Crystal Stone, Erin Schmiel, and Claire Kruesel.
The FB event is here: https://www.facebook.com/events/489312354979353/
Well July has been an exciting month! My debut full length poetry collection, Your Strange Fortune, was released from Vegetarian Alcoholic Press! It is available for order from the press, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or your favorite independent bookstore. A lovely review of the book was out at Cleaver magazine written by the amazing KC Mead-Brewer! Another lovely review was at the awesome Juliette Sebock’s book blog!
Little Fiction allowed me to write a playlist in celebration of my book
and EcoTheo allowed me to write a short essay on the creation of the book
And I was also fortunate to have a new poem out at a fabulous place:
Litany in Last Exit
Upcoming things include a story (and a podcast interview) out soon with Modern Language Studies and if you’re interested in taking an online workshop for me—stay tuned to the workshops page and my Twitter, as I will be putting up details on my next fiction one at the end of this week!
My first full length book, Your Strange Fortune, is due out in July–but you can pre-order it at a great discount(31% off for April) (and with free shipping through the end of May) through the end of April at Vegetarian Alcoholic’s website! http://www.vegetarianalcoholicpress.com/titles/chloe-n-clark-your-strange-fortune
I am also delighted to announce that I will be presenting at WriteFest in Houston at the end of May! This is a great event and if you’re in the area, you should check it out!
You can read my poem at Uncanny Magazine here and my poem at Maudlin House here!
Coming up soon, I also have a reading with 3 other wonderful poets in St. Paul, so if you’re in the area please stop by! https://www.facebook.com/events/370891713518694/
Finally, I have pieces forthcoming in Little Fiction, Soft Cartel, Kissing Dynamite, Jellyfish Review, and more. You can watch the trailer for my story at Little Fiction here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nm9XUA0Z8WI&feature=youtu.be