Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Patti Mayonnaise Recommends PLAYING ONE ON TV

I now have copies of PLAYING ONE ON TV in my hands and ready to sell you, along with some cool 90s swag. Hit me up on social media or elsewhere if you'd like one! You can also purchase one through my lovely press, here. In addition, I'll love you forever if you add/rate the book on Goodreads.

Thanks for the support!



Monday, April 30, 2018

Happy Birthday To PLAYING ONE ON TV

Today marks the official release of my new chapbook, PLAYING ONE ON TV!




I had a lot of fun writing these poems, during a NaPoWriMo 30/30, several years ago. Stuck with no inspiration, I decided to write poems to/about various female TV characters I'd grown up watching. When I pulled them back out in 2016, I saw so many similar themes running through them - girlhood, feminism, the whiteness of pop culture, womanhood - that turning them into a book seemed like a natural next step.

Whether you're a fan of Doug, Saved By the Bell, Dawson's Creek, Friends, or non-nineties shows like Gilmore Girls and Archer, I think there's something for everyone packed into this book. I extend endless gratitude to Margaret Bashaar and Sarah Reck for turning my work into such a rad-looking book. Hyacinth Girl Press has been taking all my money for years now, and I'm so proud to now have a book in their catalog.






Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Poem In BOAAT Journal

There's really no other way to say it, it is a real dream come true for me to have a poem in the new issue of BOAAT Journal, a mag I've been reading since its inception. You can now read "In the Aftermath of A Natural Disaster" in the March/April issue, and check out the other fabulous work there, too. Huge thanks to sam sax, Sean Shearer, and the whole BOAAT staff for the awesome work they do.



Monday, January 22, 2018

Cover Reveal: PLAYING ONE ON TV

I'm starting 2018 with some fun news about my upcoming feminist, pop culture chapbook, PLAYING ONE ON TV. It now has a cover, designed by the very talented Sarah Reck!


I'll likely have updates in the next several weeks about the release date and how to purchase the book. :)

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Poems in FreezeRay

It's long been a dream of mine to be published in FreezeRay, and it's finally come true! I have three poems from Playing One on TV in their newest issue that you can read here.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

New Gig At Storyscape!

I was recently asked to join the staff of Storyscape Journal as a prose editor, and their new issue that I helped choose work for is now live here! Check it out, especially James Gyure's story, "The Skunk," which I fell in love with for its layers. I love all the work I've gotten to read for Storyscape, so far, and I can't wait to work on future issues.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Essay at Pregnant Chicken

I wrote a lighthearted little piece about how I was convinced I'd always deliver a baby before forty weeks and the resulting anger when I was proven wrong, and Pregnant Chicken loved it enough to publish it. You can read it here. It's hard for women to justify any emotions other than joy during pregnancy, but the spectrum of feelings during that time is so large, and it's perhaps a little eye-opening to record those moments at very specific points. This essay was written a day or two before my due date, and really, how can one's emotions not be all over the place then....but my anger wasn't well received by all.

Patti Mayonnaise Recommends PLAYING ONE ON TV

I now have copies of PLAYING ONE ON TV in my hands and ready to sell you, along with some cool 90s swag. Hit me up on social media or elsewh...