Sunday, 27 June 2010

Tania Hersman's Flash Fiction on BBC Radio 4 This Week!

This week, all of the BBC Radio 4's Afternoon Reading programs - which usually feature a single short story per day - will feature Tania Hershman's flash fiction. There will be a total of 16 stories over the three days, Tuesday June 29th, Wednesday June 30th and Thursday July 1st, read by Nicola Walker ("Ruth" from Spooks) and Tom Goodman-Hill. Some of the short-short stories are from The White Road and Other Stories, but the majority are new work.

The program is broadcast live at 3:30 p.m. UK time and then will be available online for seven days afterwards, so you can listen wherever you are.

NB this is the first time there has been flash fiction in this slot!

Saturday, 19 June 2010

A review of three new prose poetry collections

See Ian Seed's new essay in Stride Magazine for a review of three new collections that suggest the range of possibilities in prose poetry: Tsvetanka Elenkova's The Seventh Gesture, Roberto Tejada's Exposition Park, and Richard Gwyn's Sad Giraffe Cafe.

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

A new kind of flash fiction competition at The Guardian

Like listening in on others' conversations? There's a competition for different kinds of writing, including flash fiction up to 150 words, based on them, conducted by The Guardian.

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Jennifer Moxley's The Line (Post-Apollo Press, 2007)

Jennifer Moxley's The Line is one of the best books of prose poems I've ever read. Please go to my personal blog's post to read selections and find ordering information.