APRIL is the cruellest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing Memory and desire, stirring Dull roots with spring rain. […]
Lisa Lanser Rose
I’m Lisa Lanser Rose, (aka. Elisabeth Rose), founder of The Gloria Sirens, member of the board of the Florida Literary Arts Coalition, co-director of the Other Words literary conference, and writing coach.
I’m the author of the memoir, FOR THE LOVE OF A DOG, (Harmony Books), and the novel, BODY SHARERS (Rutgers University Press). I got my BA at West Chester University and an MA and an MFA at Penn State. BODY SHARERS placed among the finalists for the PEN/Hemingway Foundation Award for Best First Novel. Recent honors include winner of the 2016 Briar Cliff Review Nonfiction Award, finalist for the 2017 Frank McCourt Memoir Prize, winner of the 2013 Florida Review Editor’s Award, and a Best American Essays 2015 Notable Essay.
I foster herding dogs and train my Border Collies Mick (Trick Dog Champion) and Maisie (Advanced Trick Dog). I’m an AKC CGC Evaluator and a Certified Trick Dog Instructor at the Upper Suncoast Dog Training Club. Dogs are love, so dogs are all you need.
by Monica Lewinsky “How does it feel to be America’s premier blow-job queen?” It was early 2001. I was sitting on the stage of New York’s Cooper Union in the middle of […]
“I wouldn’t go so far as to say I’m a feminist.” Carrie Underwood “I wouldn’t say I’m a feminist.” Kelly Clarkson “I am not a feminist.” Katy Perry “I have never really thought […]
by Chloe Angyal Read this article and more at Feministing I made a pledge at the beginning of 2015. This year, I’m only reading books by women. I borrowed this pledge from Lilit […]
Okay. What about those men who really do believe if they just pressure you to drink the tea, you’ll thank them later? If only you’d taste it! You must want it as much as they want […]
by Heather Bell I have this fantasy that I am dressed in a leather jacket smoking a cigar just standing there holding Kafka or Adrienne Rich by the spine when an old […]
by Colette Tennant I don’t like it when scientists call me a carbon-based life form it makes me sound like a pencil smudge on my writing finger a really bad child at Christmas […]
Join Master of All Things Literary, Tiffany Razzano, numerous wordsmith luminaries from Tampa Bay, and me for the Grand Central Lit Crawl, Saint Petersburg, FL, tonight!
by Marilyn Robertson On the way to the post office this morning, I thought about the odd things we believe. Things we swear by, pray to, put our trust in, or wear […]
These are some word-love-related excerpts from my manuscript BORDERLAND: A DOG, A LOVE, A DOUBLE-HELIX (or I might call the book AWESOME DOG, not sure). Anyway, the passages come late the book, from […]