Jennifer Woodworth’s list of Publications and Awards and Other Good Things. With links when possible. Please visit these wonderful journals and mags!
Upcoming: JMWW, Oct. 5, 2022. “Just One More Thing,” Short Fiction. Will update link on the 5th.
Gone Lawn: Sept. 22, 2022 “Of All the Ladders,” Prose Poem. Inspired by teaching well, never mind, last spring. You wouldn’t care if I didn’t tell you. Well maybe you would. If you would care you would know.
Blue As An Orange Magazine Fall 2022 We Are Nothing If Not Thus; bone song; the Psychotic Deer Poem aka A Convention of Deer; sown; Assent. Poems. Delighted to have these short surrealist poems in the fabulous Blue as an Orange Mag!
Blue As An Orange Magazine Summer 2022. Three Poems: Things We Wrote on the Walls of My First Condo on the Beach; feed; Santa Ana. Poems. I am absolutely delighted that these are published here, my favorite, my weirdest poems. One written this spring; the other two written in 2001 & 2002 while I was studying for my MFA.
Science Write Now! Summer, 2022. A Reprint “The Anthroplogy: What You Were Afraid To Ask About Mathematicians In the Late Afternoon,” first published in Jokes Review. Short Fiction. I’m thrilled, as this is an Aussie publication, and now I’ll be published on two continents!
ScoundrelTime, Summer 2022. “No Separate Joy.” Essay. My first published essay, and with a picture of a beautiful tiny baby that makes me so happy! Thank you @Scoundreltime! Also many thanks to Paula Whyman for so many valuable suggestions.
Jokes Literary Review, Summer 2020. “The Light in the Refrigerator, or, the Ball and the Crescent Wrench,” Short Fiction. This tiny story is so absurd and so me and maybe my favorite story I ever made, and I love it so much that I almost feel I’ve arrived. At my doghouse.
Jokes Literary Review, Summer 2020. “The Anthroplogy: What You Were Afraid To Ask About Mathematicians In the Late Afternoon. ” Short Fiction. Please download from the link below, as the footnotes on Jokes’ platform dud not come out right, and the footnotes are the story, so. Just click download below! Do not fear the mathematics. It is in English. I can do both at once, or neither. I swear.
The Inflectionist Review “The Late Bed,” prose poem. Jan. 2020 issue 9, p. 41 (at last you will know what the clamoring fish are all about!)
The Raw Art Review: “In the Fall, Demeter”; “Weaning”; Summer 2019; and “Fighting with God,” reprinted, thanks to Citron Review. Prose poems. Summer 2019. See pp. 117-120.
Bop Dead City: “The Orange Tattoo” and “Three Fortunes.” Flash-fiction and Prose-Poem. Fall 2016. (This was available in print only, and is no more…”). Look in my book for them, eventually.
Bop Dead City: Interview with Jennifer Woodworth. Fall, 2017. Includes list of inspiring and favorite books. Please send it to my daughter one day. Also, please make sure she reads Moby Dick when she’s 40.
Review of How I Kiss Her Turning Head by A Total Stranger. A review written by a total stranger! Includes questions for book groups! Never in my wildest dreams….Thank you Beth Castrodale from Small Press Picks!
Review of How I Kiss Her Turning Head by Internet writing friend. This man can write a fine essay! (Play and poem, too). Thank you Carl Nelson!
Bellow Literary Journal, Volume 2.1, August 2013: “Mother of One” and “Screwing Up, Importantly,” Stories, August 2013. Print-only journal, still available at Amazon at the link. Note: The story “Screwing Up, Importantly” is also posted on my blog, here. “Mother of One” is available in Bellow at the link above, and also in How I Kiss Her Turning Head.
Opium For the Arts: “The God and the Bug Story.” Flash-Fiction. January 2010. I don’t know how such a wonderful publication could close, but it did. Look for “The God and the BUG Story” in my book of short prose one of these days!
The Nassau Review, “Crows Over Wheatfield.” Poem (ekphrasis, poem) December 2011. This was a print-only Journal, but suddenly these poems arrived online at a Nassau Review Page! Mentioned in Newpages here.
Mary, Mary, Mary: Visions of Grace. “we’re all marys” (prose poem). This lovely book is a collection of Art and Writing about The Three Marys. Gallery Print, Virginia Beach, VA. Fall 2009. The book is now out of print, but “we’re all marys” is included in my chapbook, How I Kiss Her Turning Head.
Awards, Nominations, and Prizes:
Monkey Puzzle Press 2013 Prose Chapbook Contest, Honorable Mention for the chapbook that became How I Kiss Her Turning Head.
Nassau Review, Writer’s Award for Poetry for “Crows over Wheatfield (after Vincent Van Gogh’s last painting).” Jan, 2012.
AROHO Orlando Prize: “The Rings.” First Prize, Sudden Fiction. Winter, 2010.
Monkey Puzzle Press: How I Kiss Her Turning Head. Prose-Chapbook. May, 2014.
Anthologies and Other Special Publications: Best Lyric Prose Anthology from Eastern Iowa Review: Ed. By Chila Woychick. My prose poems “Soprano” and “Shayna” are included. Available now at Amazon.
Thank you so much for stopping by! Feel free to email me for copies of any non-linked, off-line, out-of-print pieces you’d like to see.
—Jennifer Woodworth, Sept. 23, 2022