Kari O’Driscoll’s piece, “When Girls Make Noise,” at The Manifest-Station caught my attention when I was busy with something else, almost as if it interrupted. I loved the title, and the first line spoke […]
Lisa Elisabeth Rose
Also known as Lisa Lanser Rose, I’m the author of a memoir, For the Love of a Dog, (Random House), and a novel, Body Sharers (Rutgers University Press). Body Sharers was a top-five finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Foundation Award for Best First Novel and won The Washington Pride for Fiction. My work can be found in Ascent, The North Carolina Literary Review, Art:Mag, Kestrel, Tampa Review, Feminist Studies, Florida Review, Superstition Review, Ascent, and Word Riot. I'm the founder of The Gloria Sirens and co-direct the Other Words Literary Conference. My essay, "Turnpike Psycho," won the 2013 Florida Review Editors' Choice Award and was a 2015 Best American Notable Essay.
These days, they let anybody vote. Felons, zombies, bitches, anybody. Just look at them. So they might as well let me vote. I love the ladies. Nobody respects the ladies more. In fact, I go […]
This post articulates well the uneasy feeling many women have that they have met Donald Trump before.
Fostering a dog can be scary. When you welcome the dog, you also welcome the tiny creatures stowed away inside, warriors in a Trojan Horse. Rescue dogs are often so stressed and malnourished that their immune […]
This Saturday I’m teaching a creative nonfiction workshop in which we’ll make our readers shiver. Suspense has got to be the biggest challenge to my daily work as a memoirist, but writing suspenseful prose has also […]
by Lee Lynch So here I am, trying on men’s dress pants for the Golden Crown Literary Society Awards ceremony, and I keep thinking of the photos of our people in Orlando. […]
With events like this literary pub crawl, Wordier tries “to engage new readers, people who wouldn’t typically go to a literary event, and show them there are local authors out there that […]
you’re between the ages of 15 and 85 and feel you’re in your prime dog-rearing years. you think soccermoms and helicopter parents who put their children first are slackers. you’re more on top of your […]
Like many of us in the wake of the Orlando massacre, my daughter, a former patron and fan of the club, has been reeling and weeping. Her fear and sorrow only escalated when […]