by Vanessa Blakeslee I spent the first week of October with my father, side-by-side in the Florida condo where I’ve long resided. Pieces to a board game lay scattered throughout the house, the […]
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.
This “Flash Nonfiction” first appeared on Word Riot. Lisa reads it aloud to you here. Once, a man I loved left my dog alone in a car with an apple pie. The man […]
by Sharon Kessler —from Rattle #44, Summer 2014 [download audio] Seems like every time you turn around, something else just hit the ground. —Bob Dylan, “Everything Is Broken” I have woven a parachute […]
by Angela Jackson-Brown I see you. I SEE you. I remember the first time my family and I went to see the movie, Avatar, and after we heard the Naʼvi characters say […]
by Suzannah Gilman, Susan Lilley, and Lisa Lanser Rose One night at the “Other Words” conference a few weeks ago, we three sipped nightcaps together in the hotel bar. We talked long […]
Still in the good Thanksgiving glow, loving wisdom from Katie Riegel: “Isn’t this what the holidays remind us to do? Run towards each other, with food. Bring what can be brought in […]
1. Find unbroken stretches of time seated in a writing space. Physical Therapist: Okay, how’s the sciatica? Me: Horrible. I’m having a real setback. Physical Therapist: I thought we were making progress! What are […]
by Vanessa Blakeslee Since 2008, the year I originally wrote this essay as part of my application for the Gift of Freedom Award, the conversation about the challenges women writers face in […]
In light of last night’s shooting at my daughter’s school, this poem reminds me that despite the undertow of fear, peace reigns for us, and for that, I’m grateful. Be safe.“When I […]
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