Works by the Writers

Kirstin Valdez Quade

"Best Advice," an essay in Narrative Magazine

"Nemecia," a short story in Narrative Magazine (Selected for the 2013 edition of The Best American Short Stories)

A review of Night at the Fiestas in The New York Times

An interview with Quade on NPR (audio and text) about Night at the Fiestas 


Tisa Bryant

An article from KCET on Bryant's hybridized writing

A review of Bryant's book Unexplained Presence in PANK

A review of Unexplained Presence in Tin House


Douglas Kearney

Kearney's page at the Poetry Foundation offers many links to his poems, including his reading of "Afrofuturism (Blanche says, "Meh")"

Kearney's "Every Hard Rapper's Father Ever: Father of the Year" at the Poetry Foundation. 

Publishers Weekly's review of Kearney's book Mess and Mess and 


Lulu Miller

Miller's story archive on NPR (for non-Invisibilia work)

The official page for Invisibilia, the NPR podcast Miller co-hosts. 


Khadijah Queen

Queen's poem"If gold, your figure as mirror on the ground is"

A review of Queen's book I'm So Fine from The New Yorker

Links to several poems by Queen at


Kathy Fagan

Fagan's poem "Caro Nome" at the Poetry Foundation

An essay for on the NEA. 

Two poems for The Los Angeles Review


Julie Murphy

Murphy's webite

Flash fiction by Murphy at The Hanging Garden

A review of Murphy's Dumplin' at The Los Angeles Review of Books


Alessandra Balzer

An interview with Balzer at So Booking Cool! 


Cathy FitzGerald

FitzGerald's website has links to many radio stories and art installations she's written and produced.

FitzGerald's guidelines for finding story ideas.