Fear of the Deep
The first book-length collaboration between author Elisabeth Sharp McKetta and artist Troy Passey, Fear of the Deep joins the atmospheric artwork of Passey with fifty poetic fragments by McKetta, resulting in limited edition books on the theme of the ocean and how words become lifeboats. We will donate 10% of proceeds to Suicide Prevention Action Network of Idaho. Read reviews in the Idaho Statesman and Boise Weekly. Click on book to download free preview.
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Poetry for Strangers
Since its inception, the blog Poetry for Strangers has changed hundreds of people’s relationship with poetry, mobilizing poets and non-poets alike to share their writing on an eclectic array of weekly words. Now in book form, these fifty poems—each inspired by a weekly word given to the author by a stranger—are a testament to the small moments of beauty in every ordinary life. Click on book to download free preview.
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The Creative Year: 52 Workshops for Writers
Most writers struggle with three things: how to get started, how to improve, and what to do with a piece of writing once it’s finished. The Creative Year: 52 Workshops for Writers is a guidebook that illuminates a path for all three. Each workshop contains three parts: process, prompt, and venue. Used together, these techniques provide the scaffolding for a sustainable, fulfilling writing life. Click on book to download free preview.
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The Fairy Tales Mammals Tell
Fairy tale expert Maria Tatar has written of The Fairy Tales Mammals Tell, “Elisabeth McKetta taps fairy tales, and, presto, they transform themselves into living things that reach out and tug at us, reminding us of the exquisite fragility in ‘once upon a time.'” The book is published through Monkey Puzzle Press.
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Two Hawks Quarterly: “Ghost Auction” (2017)
Signaturen (translated to German by Anna Ospelt): Urkundung (2016)
Lilac City Fairy Tale Anthology: “My Beast” (2016)
District Lit: “Savior” – Poetry Prize Finalist (2015)
The Intima: A Journal of Narrative Medicine: “The Faithful” (2015)
Mid-American Review: “Cartography of Human Bridges” (2014)
The Raintown Review: “Basic Anthropology: How Words are Born” (2014)
Rainbow Crow Press Fairy Tale Anthology: “Why the Children Followed,” “The Frog King” (2013)
GEM Literary Magazine: “The Sadness of Gifts,” “Losing Paradise Lost” (2013)
St. Petersburg Review: “The Breaking Point” – runner-up in 2012 poetry contest (2013)
Red Wheelbarrow: “The Sphinx,” “Each Broken Heroine” (2012)
District: A Creative Review: “Alternative” (2012)
Boise City Revue: “When You Leave a City That Loves You,” “That Blade” (2012)
Texas Poetry Calendar 2012: “Healing Waters” (2011)
Talking River: “Tryst” (2011)
PacificREVIEW: “Sabotage,” “Carnivore,” “Mary” (2011)
Anderbo: “When a Sister Loses a Sister” (2011)
Monkey Puzzle: “Sanctuary” (2009)
RE:AL: “Watching my Grandmother Empty her Files” (2008)
Ardent!: “Found” (2007)
Intersections Journal: “Rapunzel”; “A Woman Needs Two Countries”; “Thirty” (2006)
CREDO: An Anthology by Cambridge Writers’ Workshop: “How to be a Writer” (forthcoming)
Luna Station Quarterly Column: “Mythic Memoir” (2014)
Gingerbread House: “Rustic” (2013)
Eagle & Greenbelt Magazines: “Living Long, Living Strong” and other features (2013)
The Best Life Stories (Reader’s Digest): “The Beauty Blade” (2012)
The Intima: A Journal of Narrative Medicine: “A Bird in the Hand” with co-author Yo-El Ju (2012)
District: A Creative Review: “The Softness of Spikes” (2012)
InfectiveINk: “Break-up Form Letter” (2012)
Real Simple: Winner of Simply Stated Blog Contest; wrote eight blog posts (2011)
bosque (the magazine): “Awake with Asashoryu” (2011)
DTBF: “Moist: A Journey out of Chapstick Addiction” (2011)
Luna Station Quarterly: “Ghost Inheritance” (2011)
Pynchon’s Against the Day: A Corrupted Pilgrim’s Guide: “Mapping & the Unmappable” (2011)
Boise Weekly: “Milk Traps” (2011)
University of Texas Graduate School: “Spotlight on Faculty: Dr. John J. McKetta, Jr.” (2008)
Accent: “On First Wives and Their Coffins” (2006)