This Is What America Looks Like: The Washington Writers Publishing House Anthology

This Is What America Looks Like: The Washington Writers Publishing House Anthology

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Overview

An anthology of new fiction and poetry from Washington Writers' Publishing House, a 47-year-old cooperative, all-volunteer press based in the nation's capital. In This Is What America Looks Like, one hundred writers and poets from DC, Maryland and Virginia draw a portrait of the creative state of our union.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781941551257
Publisher: Washington Writers' Publishing House
Publication date: 02/02/2021
Pages: 262
Sales rank: 482,010
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.59(d)

About the Author

Caroline Bock holds an MFA in Fiction from The City College of New York. She is the author the young adult novels LIE and BEFORE MY EYES, from St. Martin's Press. Her short stories and poetry have been published or are forthcoming with Akashic Books, Delmarva Review, Little Patuxtent Review, Fiction Southeast, Gargoyle, 100 Word Story, F(r)iction, Ploughshares, Vestal Review, and Zero Dark-Thirty. Her debut short story collection, CARRY HER HOME, won the 2018 WWPH Fiction Prize. Born in the Bronx and raised in New Rochelle, New York, she now lives in Maryland with her husband and teenage son and daughter.

Jona Colson graduated from Goucher College and earned his MFA from American University and a Master's in Literature/Linguistics from George Mason University. His poems have appeared in The Southern Review, Ploughshares, The Massachusetts Review, and elsewhere. In addition to writing his own poetry, he also translates the Spanish language poetry of Miguel Avero from Montevideo, Uruguay. His collection, SAID THROUGH GLASS, won the 2018 Jean Feldman Poetry Prize from WWPH. He is currently Associate Professor at Montgomery College in Maryland where he teaches English as a second language.

Kathleen Wheaton worked for 12 years as a journalist and travel writer in Spain, Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico. She has published fiction in many journals and three anthologies, and she is a 5-time recipient of Maryland State Arts Council grants. Her collection, ALIENS AND OTHER STORIES, won the 2013 WWPH Fiction Prize. Since 2014, she has served as president and managing editor of WWPH, a nonprofit cooperative press.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Kathleen Wheaton. A SHORT HISTORY OF A SMALL PRESS

Caroline Bock. FICTION INTRODUCTION

Jona Colson. POETRY INTRODUCTION

Mary Kay Zuravleff. MYRNA, 1934

Ahmad Wright. IN MY OWN HOUSE

Robert J. Williams. TRAIL WALK | 8

Jacob R. Weber. RIDING THE SAW | 13

NaBeela Washington. SIFTING AMERICA'S GARDEN Norah Vawter. THE LUCKY ONES | 17

Andrew Tran. GARÇON, INSURANCE | 22

Nicole Tong. ABERRANT ABECCEDARIAN | 26

Cedric Tillman. SWAGGER AND SWISH | 27

Venus Thrash. NO VISIBLE SCARS | 28 Venus Thrash.

AMERICAN PROGRESS | 29

David Taylor. GUYS LIKE THAT | 30

Darlene Taylor. SCREWNODADDY | 36

Adam Tavel. THE LESSON FOR TODAY | 39

Yermiyahu Ahron Taub. THE LIGHT AT THE BEGINNING OF THE TUNNEL Eva K. Sullivan.

THE ROWING COACH | 42

Danielle Stonehirsch. WAFFLE HOUSE | 47

Rose Solari. MEDITATION FOR MY COUNTRY | 51

Myra Sklarew. CORONAVIRUS | 52

Laura Shovan. THERE MUST BE A GATE | 53 Laura Shovan. MENDACITY | 54

Kim Shegog. A REAL WOMAN | 55

Gregg Shapiro. RENT | 58

Courtney L. Sexton. KINGMAN LAKE | 59 Courtney L. Sexton.

SOUTHERN PINE BEETLE

Leona Sevick. BLIND | 63

Adam Schwartz. BROTHERS | 64

Patricia Schultheis. A BLAZE OF STARS | 72

Kim Roberts. LITTLE WHITE LIES | 75 Kim Roberts.

JEWFISH | 76

Colleen Kearney Rich. ONLY THE KNIFE KNOWS THE HEART OF THE PUMPKIN | 77

Taylor Ramage. THE LONGEST BAPTISM | 79

Kirsten Porter. HOLES | 81

Leslie Pietrzyk. ADMIT THIS TO NO ONE | 83

Patric Pepper. WHISKEY | 85

Linda Pastan. THE NEWS OF THE DAY | 86

Eric Pankey. ESSAYS IN IDLENESS: 114 & 122 |

87 Kathleen O'Toole. FRACTURED GHAZAL FOR

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