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Conversation with Francine Witte

by Swetha Amit SW: RADIO WATER is a beautiful collection of flash stories dealing with poignant themes. What inspired this selection, and how did you put it all together? FW: I published a book last year, Just Outside the Tunnel of Love, and found that there were...

It’s God’s Fog Up Top: A Review of Benjamin Niespodziany’s Cardboard Clouds by Jonathan Cardew Who Quotes Various Lines from the Work Instead of a Traditional Review (Plus a Few Pics) Partly Because He is Lazy and Partly Because He Doesn’t Want to Debase This Extraordinary Hybrid Collection of One-act Plays and Prose Poem Oddities with the Mundanity of Review Language Hence This Recycled Homage to Language Play Itself (and a Few Pics)

Language! “The symphony in the pit consists of rhythmic minimalists.” “Lips like witch” “The sky is a sweltering velvet, held together by loose nails.” “Low. But also loud. Like a herd of cattle. Like dark, dark dust. Dense. Shut up.” “She sews a wisdom tooth into her...

My Fave Five- May 2021

May 2021 Series Curator: Jonathan Cardew May Selector: Andrew Bertaina What’s rare, what’s bright, what’s new? This is what we ask a new writer every month in search of the best hybrid, poetry, and flash writing from the previous month. In this edition, we catch up...

MY FAVE FIVE- APRIL 2021

April 2021 Series Curator: Jonathan Cardew April Selector: Minyoung Lee What’s rare, what’s bright, what’s new? This is what we ask a new writer every month in search of the best hybrid, poetry, and flash writing from the previous month. In this edition, we catch up...

My Fave 5 – October 2020

My Fave 5 – October 2020

October 2020 Series Curator: Jonathan Cardew August Selector: Tommy Dean What’s rare, what’s bright, what’s new? This is what we ask a new writer every month in search of the best hybrid, poetry, and flash writing from the previous month. In this edition, we catch up...

Fave 5: Taylor Byas

Series Curator: Jonathan CardewJune Selector: Taylor Byas What’s rare, what’s bright, what’s new? This is what we ask a new writer every month in search of the best hybrid, poetry, and flash writing from the previous month. In...

Pat Foran: My Fave Five

Pat Foran: My Fave Five

Series Curator: Jonathan Cardew June Selector: Pat Foran What’s rare, what’s bright, what’s new? This is what we ask a new writer every month in search of the best hybrid, poetry, and flash writing from the previous month. In this edition, we catch up with Pat Foran!...

My Fave Five

My Fave Five

My Fave Five…  March 2020 Series Editor: Jonathan Cardew March Selector: Jude Higgins What’s rare, what’s bright, what’s new? This is what we ask a new writer every month in search of the best hybrid and flash writing from the previous month. In this edition, we...

Sam Pink (review by Tyler Dempsey)

I’m ignorant in many ways. Writing one. Reading only “Goosebumps” till college, when I was hired at a used bookstore because the gay manager thought I was attractive. Solicited my opinion on romance covers he’d ripped off and taped behind our desk. We got about 4...

Closing Statements on the Virginia Project

Welcome to the conclusion of the Virginia Project Diaries! This is the last of four focused interactions with writer Tina Barry, a closing interview on her successful exhibition of 14 artists giving their interpretation of her words through a medium of their...

Postcard Poetry Contest #2

Bending Genres Postcard Poetry Contest—December 2018 Guest Judge: Sara Comito The premise of the contest is simple: write a poem, one page or less, using the front and back of the "postcard" below as a prompt. You could be the person that sends it, the postperson...

The Virginia Project Diaries: The Next Seven

Here are the next seven women who created art for Tina Barry's The Virginia Project. Each piece is inspired by a passage which is included. Take a moment to read through their work, what they've done, and check out the great work that was created by each and every...

The Virginia Project Diaries: The First Seven

Fourteen wonderful artists have contributed their time and effort to create visual interpretations of Tina Barry’s words. We will be showcasing a glimpse of what the artists have done for Ms. Barry, and also letting them rock out with their respective accomplishments...

Blog?

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Visit our BLOG page for Bending Genres editor Jonathan Cardew's Microviews column, and craft essays. Also Bending Genres editor Corey Holzman's Ask The Editor and Previous Contributor Updates. Will also include q & a's with various authors.  

Conversation with Francine Witte

by Swetha Amit SW: RADIO WATER is a beautiful collection of flash stories dealing with poignant themes. What inspired this selection, and how did you put it all together? FW: I published a book last year, Just Outside the Tunnel of Love, and found that there were...

It’s God’s Fog Up Top: A Review of Benjamin Niespodziany’s Cardboard Clouds by Jonathan Cardew Who Quotes Various Lines from the Work Instead of a Traditional Review (Plus a Few Pics) Partly Because He is Lazy and Partly Because He Doesn’t Want to Debase This Extraordinary Hybrid Collection of One-act Plays and Prose Poem Oddities with the Mundanity of Review Language Hence This Recycled Homage to Language Play Itself (and a Few Pics)

Language! “The symphony in the pit consists of rhythmic minimalists.” “Lips like witch” “The sky is a sweltering velvet, held together by loose nails.” “Low. But also loud. Like a herd of cattle. Like dark, dark dust. Dense. Shut up.” “She sews a wisdom tooth into her...

My Fave Five- May 2021

May 2021 Series Curator: Jonathan Cardew May Selector: Andrew Bertaina What’s rare, what’s bright, what’s new? This is what we ask a new writer every month in search of the best hybrid, poetry, and flash writing from the previous month. In this edition, we catch up...

MY FAVE FIVE- APRIL 2021

April 2021 Series Curator: Jonathan Cardew April Selector: Minyoung Lee What’s rare, what’s bright, what’s new? This is what we ask a new writer every month in search of the best hybrid, poetry, and flash writing from the previous month. In this edition, we catch up...

My Fave 5 – October 2020

My Fave 5 – October 2020

October 2020 Series Curator: Jonathan Cardew August Selector: Tommy Dean What’s rare, what’s bright, what’s new? This is what we ask a new writer every month in search of the best hybrid, poetry, and flash writing from the previous month. In this edition, we catch up...

Fave 5: Taylor Byas

Series Curator: Jonathan CardewJune Selector: Taylor Byas What’s rare, what’s bright, what’s new? This is what we ask a new writer every month in search of the best hybrid, poetry, and flash writing from the previous month. In...

Pat Foran: My Fave Five

Pat Foran: My Fave Five

Series Curator: Jonathan Cardew June Selector: Pat Foran What’s rare, what’s bright, what’s new? This is what we ask a new writer every month in search of the best hybrid, poetry, and flash writing from the previous month. In this edition, we catch up with Pat Foran!...

My Fave Five

My Fave Five

My Fave Five…  March 2020 Series Editor: Jonathan Cardew March Selector: Jude Higgins What’s rare, what’s bright, what’s new? This is what we ask a new writer every month in search of the best hybrid and flash writing from the previous month. In this edition, we...

Sam Pink (review by Tyler Dempsey)

I’m ignorant in many ways. Writing one. Reading only “Goosebumps” till college, when I was hired at a used bookstore because the gay manager thought I was attractive. Solicited my opinion on romance covers he’d ripped off and taped behind our desk. We got about 4...

Closing Statements on the Virginia Project

Welcome to the conclusion of the Virginia Project Diaries! This is the last of four focused interactions with writer Tina Barry, a closing interview on her successful exhibition of 14 artists giving their interpretation of her words through a medium of their...

Postcard Poetry Contest #2

Bending Genres Postcard Poetry Contest—December 2018 Guest Judge: Sara Comito The premise of the contest is simple: write a poem, one page or less, using the front and back of the "postcard" below as a prompt. You could be the person that sends it, the postperson...

The Virginia Project Diaries: The Next Seven

Here are the next seven women who created art for Tina Barry's The Virginia Project. Each piece is inspired by a passage which is included. Take a moment to read through their work, what they've done, and check out the great work that was created by each and every...

The Virginia Project Diaries: The First Seven

Fourteen wonderful artists have contributed their time and effort to create visual interpretations of Tina Barry’s words. We will be showcasing a glimpse of what the artists have done for Ms. Barry, and also letting them rock out with their respective accomplishments...

The Virginia Project Diaries, by Tina Barry

Welcome to the Virginia Project Diaries. This is the first of four focused interactions with writer Tina Barry, and her upcoming exhibition, The Virginia Project. Tina Barry has long had a fascination with Virginia Haggard, the partner of the artist Marc Chagall, and...

Bending Genres New 50mm MicroFiction Contest

50mm Fiction is our new Bending Genres microfiction contest. The premise of the contest is simple: write a piece of fiction, 50 words or less, using the 50mm photo as a prompt. Here is our photo prompt: This month's contest will be judged by none other than...

I Don’t Know About You But by Kara Vernor

  I Don’t Know About You But by Kara Vernor, [A Craft Essay]  I read and write because it’s cheaper than travelling and the second best way I know to surprise myself and feel something new. To remind myself that my daily trappings—showering, running my face through a...

Blog?

Blog?

Visit our BLOG page for Bending Genres editor Jonathan Cardew's Microviews column, and craft essays. Also Bending Genres editor Corey Holzman's Ask The Editor and Previous Contributor Updates. Will also include q & a's with various authors.  

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