Mary McCallum and Frankie McMillan at Tuesday Poem!
This week I’m the hub editor at Tuesday Poem, and I chose to include Mary McCallum and Frankie McMillan, two multi-talented writers, editors, teachers and enthusiastic supporters of the literary scene who also just finished their stint as judges for this year’s National Flash Fiction Day competition.
You’ll find Mary’s poem Chemotherapy, an ode to a mother and daughter, and Frankie’s In the corner of my mind, a boy, a poem that explores the imaginative possibilities of poetry and flash. Each of these poems demonstrates the writer’s ability to tell a story and hint at greater themes, conundrums, joys, possibilities — all key elements in exceptional flash. It’s easy to see from these poems why Mary and Frankie made a dynamic judging team for the NFFD competition this year.
To see the winners of the National Flash Fiction Day competition and to read the judges’ thorough and revealing comments, please visit the NFFD site.
And to read all the Tuesday Poems this week, please visit the TP site and enjoy fine poetry which you’ll find listed on the sidebar.
Also in flash news this week, readers can enjoy the June issue of Flash Frontier: An Adventure in Short Fiction. This issue is themed sugar, with a beautiful oil on canvas painting ‘Sweet Nothing’ by Lilla Dent at the top and thirty tasty morsels of flash from around the world.
The next issue of Flash Frontier will be the July special issue in which the winning stories from the NFFD competition will be published.
Tuesday Poem is a collective of poets who share poetry on a weekly basis across borders and time zones. You can find all Tuesday Poems at the TP hub this week.
For more Tuesday Poems, go here.
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