Posts Tagged "Rachel Swirsky"


by on May 1, 2012 in Short Fiction | 1 comment

By Rachel Swirsky PART ONE: LIVING New Year’s celebrations crashed through the streets of Whitcry in a din of masks and swirling petticoats. Pottery smashed against cobbles, women’s shouts echoed from garrets, men groaned and fought and pissed. Sour smells of alcohol and vomit mingled in...

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Interview with Rachel Swirsky

by on May 1, 2012 in Interviews | 0 comments

By Maggie Slater Rachel Swirsky is a Nebula award-winning author of short stories, novelettes, and novellas spanning speculative fiction to literary fiction. She attended the Iowa Writers Workshop at The University of Iowa, and during that time she also taught fiction writing classes....

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Interview with Rachel Swirsky author of “Black, Red, White”

by on May 30, 2011 in Interviews | 0 comments

Interview by Stephanie Jacob Read “Black, Red, White” by Rachel Swirsky For the author poetry is deeply personal, for the reader it is highly subjective.  What do you hope readers experience or gain from your poetry? Well, poetry isn’t always deeply personal. I think that’s a...

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Black, Red, White

by on May 17, 2011 in Poetry | 0 comments

by Rachel Swirsky On her wedding day she is red and black and white: cheeks flushed with desire, dark hair spilling over bridal gown. She sits before her mirror, toasting the best man. He smiles, tips scarlet tablets into her ruby wine. “To celebrate,” he says. He is the...

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