Grist: The Journal for Writers is thrilled to announce our second annual contest: ProForma. We welcome submissions of unpublished creative work: fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and/or hybrids that explore the relationship between content and form. This contest is open to all forms of literary expression. What is “pro forma”? For most, it is something static […]
Metaphorical explorations of the political and sociological dilemmas of contemporary life inspire my work. I believe that the challenges of human existence remain essentially unchanged throughout the ages. This leads me to create pigmented plaster panels reminiscent of ancient frescoes, superimposed with classically influenced drawings. These rich, unpredictable and seemingly timeworn surfaces hint at a prior history. […]
Below, you will find a series of questions intended to enhance your book club’s discussion of Three Is the Loneliest Crowd. These questions can help your reading group find new ways to think about and discuss this novel. We recommend that you accompany your discussion with a velvety plum Merlot and sliced blood oranges […]
Collage is a mystic’s medium.—Charles Simic Place two violins in opposite corners of a large, high-ceilinged room. Leave one of them unattended. On the other, play an E#. The other too will tone an E#. This is your communion. * This morning there is fog, or rain that, from this distance, oscillates, coupling the atmosphere— […]
Cervical C1 How does a backbone begin? I’ve seen white dots on ultrasounds, strings of pearls, necklaces resting against my cervix, the backbones of babies growing inside me. In human anatomy, the spinal column begins with the vertebra labeled C1. But I am asking a different question. C2 In bed each night I touch my […]
Grist: The Journal for Writers is looking for art for Issue #9’s cover. The selected artist will have his or her work published on the cover of our journal and featured on our website. The cover theme is viscera/ visceral. Issue #9 will be launched at the Association of Writers & Writing Programs annual conference […]
We are thrilled to announce our Pushcart nominations from Issue 8: Fiction Matt Cashion, “Any Idiot Can Feel Pain” Riley Kross, “The Séance Will Begin on Schedule, So Please Arrive on Time” Nonfiction Steve Adams, “Border Crossing” Fabienne Josaphat, “Summer Is an Empty House” Poetry Lisa Buckton, “Migratory Patterns” Amber Myszka, “My Heart Spans Forty […]
The Grist Graduate Reading Series is kicking off again this Thursday, November 12th, featuring MFA and PhD poets and fiction writers reading “decadent” pieces, devouring morsels of chocolate, and they may or may not be dressed extravagantly while doing so. It will be a sight to behold. If you are anywhere near Knoxville, TN, you won’t want […]
Carolyn Williams-Noren’s new book, Small Like a Tooth by Dancing Girl Press came out earlier this summer. Williams-Noren is a Grist contributor from Issue #8 with “Choo Choo Bob’s Railroad Emporium,” and “Iris Feeds a Sheep.” You can access William-Noren’s website here.
Darren C. Demaree’s new book Not for Art nor Prayer by 8th House Publishing is due out this month. Demaree is a Grist contributor from Issue #6 with “Emily as a Leveling of Ground.” You can access Demaree’s website here.