Dear VIDA Supporter: Thank you for all that you have given us this year. You have stood alongside us with your letters, tweets, Facebook comments and participation at readings, panels and benefits. […]
Lisa Lanser Rose
I'm Trick Dog Trainer, a Stunt Dog Judge, and the author two books, the memoir, FOR THE LOVE OF A DOG, (Harmony Books), and the novel, BODY SHARERS (Rutgers University Press). BODY SHARERS placed among the finalists for the PEN/Hemingway Foundation Award for Best First Novel. Recent honors include finalist for the 2017 Frank McCourt Memoir Prize, winner of the 2016 Briar Cliff Review Nonfiction Award, winner of the 2013 Florida Review Editor’s Award, and a Best American Essays 2015 Notable Essay. I teach creative writing and dog training in Tampa Bay.
A poem by Ellen Bryant Voigt There is one grief worse than any other. When your small feverish throat clogged, and quit I knelt beside the chair on the green rug and shook […]
by Lisa Lanser Rose Fat-Talk Free Week was this past October, and this video makes an important point in a Candid Camera kind of way (can you tell how old I am?). […]
by Kim Dower Trying on clothes in the backroom of Loehmann’s, a stranger invites me to feel her breasts, a stranger trying on dresses that don’t fit and I can see her […]
Fellow writers, I just had to share Karyna McGlynn’s blog post “My Top 5 Quick and Dirty Submission Tricks.” In addition to my own writing, I’ve been running a students’ creative writing […]
Love Lily Myers and her performance poem! Sing it, little sister siren! Looks like she’s found lots of ways to take up space. “Shrinking Women” is a spoken-word poem about growing up watching […]