The next writer to announce is Meg Pokrass. I heard Meg read at an event curated by Josephine Dickinson recently and knew I had to approach her to read at the Symposium. Her work could be introduced in many different ways. For the purposes of the Symposium I am going to call it prose poetry (you could always check out the recent Penguin anthology of prose poems edited by Jeremy Noel-Todd to see how diverse contemporary prose poetry is) and let you make up your own minds. Here’s a bit of bio, too:
Meg Pokrass is the author of five flash fiction collections and a novella-in-flash from Rose Metal Press. A new collection “What the Dog Thinks” and a novella-in-flash, “Smog Is Invisible” are forthcoming in 2019. Her work has been anthologized in New Micro (W.W. Norton & Co., 2018), Flash Fiction International (W. W. Norton & Co., 2015), Best Small Fictions, 2018 and 2019, the Wigleaf Top 50, and numerous other international anthologies. Individual stories have appeared in hundreds of literary magazines including Electric Lit, Tin House, McSweeney’s and Passages North, Tupelo Quarterly, Smokelong, Wigleaf, etc. Meg currently serves as Flash Challenge Editor at Mslexia Magazine, Festival Curator for Flash Fiction Festival, U.K. (Bristol) Co-Editor of Best Microfiction, 2019, and Founding/Managing Editor of New Flash Fiction Review. Alligators At Night is available from Ad Hoc Fiction’s online bookshop. Meg’s website is here: www.megpokrass.com. You can follow Meg on Twitter at @megpokrass.