Writing Published in 2017

Dear Readers,

it’s been quite the year! I had a poetry chapbook picked up for publication (due out in February 2018, and which you can pre-order here!) and I also have had poetry and fiction in some amazing journals!

I thought I’d collect it all in one place, because I am helpful like that (and also because I enjoy making lists; but, really, who doesn’t??). When pieces are available online (for free), I’ve linked them!

 

Short Stories

Other Names (Cosmonauts Avenue)—Nebula Recommended Reading, Longform Fiction Pick

Like the Desert Dark (Gamut)

For You, I am Closer than the Sky (Wyvern lit)—Flash Fiction Contest Winner

The Collective Gravity of Stars (Rosebud)

Everyone’s at Our Place, Even Though We’re Gone—Ellipsis Zine

Shapeless—Bad Pony

See Sky Sea Sky—Syntax & Salt

Reunion of Waves—Third Point Press

The Average Man is Not Hard to Mystify—Cheap Pop

 

Poems

Nociception, Little Skin Teeth, and Lacunae One—Hobart

Dissolutions and Insert Bad Joke Here (Gamut)

All Melusine’s Daughters—Rust + Moth

Error Coding and The Dissertation is a Quest that has No Idea—(b)OINKZINE

This Has All Happened Before—(New South)

The Witch’s House—Liminality

Other Words for Wanting and These Dreams Your Children Grow—Glass

Twistings, Echode, Ways of Travelling, and The Double Dark Theory of the Universe—Pidgeonholes

Missing Girls, Continued—Public Pool

Buzzer Beater and Flukeman and It Walk Into a Bar—Freezeray

I Call You a Liar, To This Half-Truth, My Year as a Medium—(Ghost City)

Please and Fairy Tales & Other Species of Life—(Sunvault)

The Undue Acidity in Your Veins—Split Lip

They Say When You’re Drowning, You Let Everything Go to Survive—Vagabond City

Questions We Asked for the Girls Turned to Limbs—Uncanny

A Reward for You and the Ones I Don’t Think You Need—Occulum

Oneirophobia—Boston Accent

 

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New story: Other Names

Hi all,

 

I have a new story up at Cosmonauts Avenue. This is a favorite piece of mine, so please do give it a read!

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Pre-order the book!

Dearest Readers,

Some of you have been with me since the beginning of this blog half a decade ago. I am so pleased that you’ve stuck around. I am so delighted that today I get to share with you that my chapbook, The Science of Unvanishing Objects, is now available for pre-order! You can find it here: https://www.finishinglinepress.com/product/the-science-of-unvanishing-objects-by-chloe-n-clark/

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Book trailer

Hello dear readers,

I’ve been busy with teaching and some exciting news: my first chapbook of poems is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press (February 2018). Here is the trailer! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GA6_NJUJWAE

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THEY SAY WHEN YOU’RE DROWNING, YOU LET EVERYTHING GO TO SURVIVE by CHLOE N. CLARK

VAGABOND CITY

It tastes like tin
the chocolate cut with metallic
tinge

no tin
ge

I’m sorry I never told you
I’m sorry I told you
I’m sorry I didn’t tell you everything

When you kissed me
all the colors drained from the room
I watched them pool onto the floor
and there was only you left
bright, bright
as the forest fire

                        I don’t remember
I don’t remember what her name was
I don’t remember the color of his eyes

I couldn’t breathe
that summer when a cold
slipped into my lungs
heavy as the humid-air
my mother, she pressed
cold washcloths to my forehead

Help yourself
Help me, I’m looking for this book
Help
It tastes sweet
on my tongue
sweet molasses
rich, bleeds between
my teeth

Please I’m sorry
Please I don’t remember
Please help
You

in the window
the light bleeds
in around you
and you
look…

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Dystopic(s)

Over at Nerds of a Feather, for our series of DYSTOPIAN VISIONS, I got the chance to write about dystopia, violence, and writing with my friend (and very awesome rhetorician) Philippe Meister. This is a discussion that I gained a ton from and was a great experience writing together. So, dearest readers, if you’re interested, I’d love for you to check it out here!

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5 new things

Dear reader,

 

I’m off to an auspicious start to this week.

I have a short story in the latest print issue of Rosebud, called “The Collective Gravity of Stars.”

I also have two poems in this months issue of Gamut. You can read them here if you have a subscription to the mag (and you should get one, they are awesome)!

I have another poem in the spring issue of Liminality, which can be read here!

And I have a poem up at Reckoning as well–read it here!

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