LUKE WHISNANT

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“Few of the stories one has it in oneself to speak get spoken, because the heart rarely confesses to intelligence its deeper needs; and few of the stories one has at the top of one’s head to tell get told, because the mind does not always possess the voice for them. Even when the voice is there, and the tongue is limber as with liquor or with love, where is that sensitive, admiring, other pair of ears?”

—William H. Gass

NEWISH THINGS

• November: The fine folks at Hobart have just accepted a quirky story of mine, "Alptraum," for their quirky journal. Hobart is always on the list of top ten American venues for flash fiction, so I'm tickled that they took this story. Pub date TBA.

• In December Ad Hoc Press will bring out an anthology of new flash fiction to celebrate this year's Flash Festival in Bath, England; my story "Plastic" will be included.

• Oct 28-29, South Carolina Writers Association "Big Dream" conference at Pawley's Island: I taught two sessions: "Flash 101: Misconceptions, History, Strategies, and Prompts," and "Finding Your Lyric Voice."

• June 24th: To celebrate the U.K.'s National Flash Fiction Day, the online journal Flash Flood published one flash story every ten minutes. My lyric flash "Get On Over Here" went live at 1:20 AM GMT.

• My essay about editing Tar River Poetry, published in fall of 2016 by Shining Rock Poetry Anthology, continues to amuse at least some readers with its faux-naive conflation of poetry and pornography. You can read it here: Perusing The Inbox.


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