Fickle Muses is an online journal of poetry and fiction engaged with myth and legend. A poet or fiction writer is featured each week, with new selections posted on Sundays.
Sari Krosinsky writes about the mundane in mythology and the sublime (and sublimely awful) in the ordinary. Her first full-length book, “god-chaser,” is forthcoming from CW Books. She co-authored a chapbook, “Yossele: a tale in poems,” with Robert Arthur Reeves. Her poems appear regularly in literary and genre magazines. She received a B.A. in religious studies and M.A. in creative writing from the University of New Mexico. She lives in Albuquerque, N.M., with her partner and cat. Visit outerchildpoetry.com.
Editor (& Poetry Editor)
Angela Maria Williams has been a bookseller, workshop leader, editor, and journalist for more than a decade. She holds an M.F.A. from Sarah Lawrence College, as well as a B.A. in English from the University of New Mexico. Her work has most recently appeared, or is forthcoming, in Naugatuck River Review, Revolution House, Tar River Poetry, Crack the Spine, Poydras Review, Diverse Voices Quarterly, Rose Red Review, Contemporary American Voices and Sage Trail. (Photo by Yvonne Brooks).
Annie Olson is an M.F.A. candidate in creative non-fiction at the University of New Mexico. She previously studied in the M.F.A. fiction program at New Mexico State University and holds a B.A. in English and Political Science from the University of Minnesota-Morris. In her other life, Annie worked for ten years in campaign and legislative politics, holding professional writing positions such as press secretary, communications director and research director for the Montana Democratic Party and legislative caucus.
Dianne Schlies is a practicing artist and has taught studio art since 1986. She received her M.F.A. from SMU at Dallas, Texas in 1990. She has studied or worked with David Bates, Mel Bochner, Squeak Carnwath, Harmony Hammond, Ed Harris, Joyce Kozloff, Mary Ellen Mark, Duane Michals and Robert Rauschenberg. Schlies presently teaches Drawing and 2-D Design in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Visit web.me.com/dianneschlies/artist.
Past Guest Editors
Jason McCall (poetry)
Terence Kuch (fiction) is a consultant, avid hiker, and world traveler. His speculative fiction stories have appeared in paying markets including Dark Fiction Spotlight, Arct, Ballista (U.K.), Fusion Fragment, Niteblade (Canada), Noctober, Polluto (U.K.), Roar & Thunder (Aus.), Sybil’s Garage, and anthologies such as About Time, Creature Features, From the Asylum, I, Executioner, and A Pint of Bloody Fiction. His writings in literary and other genres have appeared in numerous periodicals including Commonweal, Dissent, Foliate Oak, New York magazine, North American Review, Oregon Literary Review, Slant, Slow Trains, Thema, Timber Creek Review, Washington Post Book World, and Washington Post Magazine. He has studied at the Writers Center, Bethesda, Maryland, and participated in the Mid-American Review Summer Fiction Workshop. You can visit him at www.terencekuch.net and www.terencekuch.com.
Sucheta Dasgupta (fiction) is a former electrical engineer and a senior journalist. She enjoys writing short stories, has published over 80 articles and likes trekking, animals and smoking. Some of her fiction appeared in The Statesman, Little Magazine and Title Goes Here:.
Katie Manning (poetry) lives in Louisiana with her husband and son. She is Editor in Chief of Rougarou and a doctoral fellow in English at UL-Lafayette. Her writing has been published in New Letters, PANK, The Pedestal Magazine, Poet Lore, and So to Speak, among other journals and anthologies, and she is the 2011 winner of The Nassau Review’s Author Award for Poetry.
Robin Kish received her M.F.A. in creative writing from Indiana University, where she served as an editor with The Indiana Review for three years. Her work has appeared in Hayden’s Ferry Review, The Florida Review, Cutthroat, Euphony, and Corridors Online Journal. She currently teaches writing at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.
Past Fiction Editor
Leslie Fox lived in Central America during her formative years and in New Mexico since the mid-70s – before it was cool. She writes novels, short stories, plays, screenplays and creative nonfiction. Some of her short fiction has appeared in The Medical Muse, red. a journal of arts, Earth’s Daughters and Earthships: A New Mecca Poetry Collection. She has a M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of New Mexico.
Past Poetry Editor
Maureen Seaton’s latest publication is Stealth, collaborative poems with Sam Ace (Chax Press, 2011). Her work includes Sex Talks to Girls: A Memoir (University of Wisconsin Press, 2008), winner of the Lambda Literary Award; and Cave of the Yellow Volkswagen (Carnegie Mellon, 2009), her sixth solo poetry collection. Previous collections have won the Publishing Triangle’s Audre Lorde Award, the Lammy, the Iowa Poetry Prize, the Eighth Mountain Poetry Prize, and the Midwestern Authors’ Award. She is an NEA fellow in poetry and a two-time Pushcart winner. A collaboration with Neil de la Flor, Sinéad O’Connor and Her Coat of a Thousand Bluebirds, winner of the Sentence Book Award, is due out in 2011 (Firewheel Editions). She writes “Glit Lit” monthly for Almost Dorothy, teaches in the creative writing program at the University of Miami, Florida, and spends every other possible moment in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she first met the editors of Fickle Muses and fell mythologically in love with the journal. You can find her at maureenseaton.com.