Monday, October 24, 2011

New Work in Diode

Check out the latest issue of Diode,
which includes three poems I co-wrote
with Daniela Olszewska (collaborations
from our wikiHow project): "How to Do
the Cha Cha," "How to Cheat at Poker,"
and "How to Climb a Ladder Safely."
There's lots of great writing in this issue,
so be sure to linger.

Friday, October 14, 2011

My Father In Water: creative nonfiction collection now available!

My Father In Water is available from Shearsman
Books! This creative nonfiction collection includes
both new and previously published material
(including my essays "Red," "Aperture," and
"Evelyn"). Shearsman is an amazing press,
home to many of today's best poets. I'm honored
to be included among their authors.
Here's the link to my page:
And here's a photo of my dad, Harry A. Guess.
I miss him a lot. Hi, Dad.
 Also, if you're interested in science and medicine, you might
want to check out the Harry Guess Research Community,
a virtual research community for pharmacoepidemiology.
Which seems to be spelled wrong on their website,
although maybe scientists have their own spellings for things.
As always, let me know if you're interested in reviewing
or teaching the book. Happy reading!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Pre-Order Darling Endangered (and free PDF samples!)

It's hard to say no to free stuff. Brooklyn Arts Press
has posted a free PDF sample from my new flash fiction
collection, Darling Endangered, right here on their
website, where the book is now available for pre-order:
As always, I'm happy to send review copies to folks
who want to review the collection. I'm also happy
to work with teachers to create classroom materials
around this or any of my books. Just email me and
let's talk! carolannguess (at) gmail (dot) com

Thursday, October 6, 2011

How To Stop Misbehaving In Public

This is such a problem for me! I am a misbehaving
sort. Apparently it's also a problem for my colleague in
crime, Daniela Olszewska, because we co-wrote a poem
about it, here:
It's got a longish title, so be prepared: "How to Ensure
No One Argues When Playing Princess Party Games
or How to Stop Misbehaving In Public." So there.
And yes, this is another poem from our wikiHow
manuscript, currently circulating, titled How To 
Feel Confident With Your Special Talents.
While you're visiting Sixth Finch, which
is always full of awesome poetry and art,
check out Angela Bacon-Kidwell's image
and Whitney Bedford's "Untitled (Spring)":