My Writing News

The Next Big Thing: In the Time of Jubilee

What is your working title of your book (or story)? My novel is *IN THE TIME OF JUBILEE* Where did the idea for the book come from? The idea came from Reborns. From Wikipedia: “A reborn doll is a manufactured vinyl doll that has been transformed to resemble a human baby with as much realism […]

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Cattle Call Leaves

My short story (an excerpt from my novel)  “Cattle Call Leaves: A Ghost Story” has been published by Contrary Magazine. My chest matched the stomping from the arena. How easy it would’ve been to give in. To walk away. How easy it would’ve been to let go. But the sticky yellow girl caught the rutted […]

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Lovesong of the Barren Woman, Poems & An Interview with Jennifer Givhan

2. Looking Glass                    The image in the mirror appears whole                              though I swear I am a fragment. Columnar self, I am my own grotesque other body. I fell asleep inside my pod and woke to red, where oceans are dry as salt flats, where red means lost and lost means dead. (Read the […]

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Kindergarten

for Sandy Hook 12/14/12 I gave you extra juice this morning before school because you woke up with a cough. It was either warm apple juice or medicine; you chose juice. I wrapped two jackets over your Spiderman T-shirt because it rained through the night and I didn’t want you to be cold. I thought […]

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Jennifer Givhan writes because….

Jennifer Givhan writes because….. After great pain, a poem comes. And I’m just a woman with an orange. Read why I write, and then join the project and tell everyone why YOU write! Thanks for reading and sharing, folks. Love, Jenn

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I Sing of PCOS

Today in my freshman English class at UNM, a student wrote that she wishes she knew more about Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, which she has but doesn’t understand. I remember being her–remember reading about PCOS for the first time in SEVENTEEN magazine and thinking, “Hey, most of those symptoms?–I have them!” I remember the fear and […]

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200 New Mexico Poems Centennial Anthology

I’m honored that my poem “Mrs. Francis Na Kai at the Birthday Party” is included in this incredible project, celebrating one hundred years past and one hundred years future of New Mexican poetry (check out my poem, posted on June 29th). Thank you to Ms. Lisa Hase-Jackson, beautifully talented poet and editor. Thank you for […]

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Newborn Fragments

      I want neither the sweetness of honey, nor the sting of bees —Sappho   1 will not sleep through the night, not even close —exhausted. never sleep again. i am almost afraid (sleep) dozing off            and i wake. –sick stomach, i am (ripped) out of my dreams. crying help. can’t speak help— sleep! […]

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