Bio

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POEM PUBLICATIONS INCLUDE: 3LIGHTS, 42Opus, Adagio Verse Quarterly, Andwerve, Anthology, AntiMuse, Aoife’s Kiss, Apparent Magnitude, ART:MAG, Ascent Aspirations, Assisi Journal, Audience Magazine, Backstreet Poetry Review, Bang It Outwrite!, Bear Creek Haiku, Bent Pin Quarterly, Between Kisses, Big Pulp, Bindweed, Book Lover’s Haven, Branches, Caduta Arts Review, Circle Magazine, Connotation Press, Cowboy Poetry Press, Crab Fat, Dash Literary Journal, Digging Through the Fat, Dispatch, Ditch Poetry, Down in the Cellar, Edgar Literary Magazine, ESC! Magazine, Exit 13, Fables, Facets Magazine, Fickle Muses, Five2One Magazine, Foliate Oak Literary Magazine, Footprints, Free Verse, FutureCycle, Ghoti, Ginosko, Gloom Cupboard, Grit, H.O.D. (Handful of Dust), Hadrasour Tales, HazMat Review, Heritage Writer, Hudson View, I-70 Review, Illumen, Inkburns, InSpirit, Iodine, Kota Press, Lite, Literary Spot, Lone Stars Magazine, Main Street Rag, MamaZine, Mastodon Dentist, My Morning Story, New Works Review, Niederngasse, Open Cut, Open Mouse, Opinion Guy Speculative Fiction, Ozone Park Journal, Passport Journal, Perigee, PKA’s Advocate, Poesia, Poet’s Canvas, Poetic Diversity, Poetry Life and Times, Poetry Monthly, Poetry Pacific, Poetry Quarterly, Poetry RePairs, Random Sample Review, Raskolnikov’s Cellar, Red Owl Magazine, Red River Review, Re)Verb, River Lit, Sand, Scribe and Quill, Sea Stories, Shaking, sidereality, Sketchbook, Skive Magazine, smories.com, Song of the Siren, Spiky Palm, Starry Night Review Literary E-zine, Strange Road, Stray Dog, Superior Christian News, T-Zero The Writer’s Ezine, Tales of the Talisman, Texas Poetry Journal, The Aroostook Review, The Artemis Journal, The Blind Man’s Rainbow, The Broad River Review, The Broken Plate, The Brown Critique, The Copperfield Review, The Courtship of Winds, The Faircloth Review, The Fossil Record, The Horsethief’s Journal, The Hurricane Review, The King’s English, The Oak, The Paumanok Review, The Poetry Bomb, The Provo Canyon Review, The Saturday Diner, The Sidewalk’s End, The Speculative Edge, The Time Garden, The Sigurd Journal, Transparent Words, Ultraverse, Ygdrasil, Whirlwind Review, Whitewash Dreams, Wild Goose Poetry Review, Wisteria (A Journal of Haiku, Senryu and Tanka), Writing the Whirlwind, Word Riot, Would That It Were, X Magazine, and Xtreme.

CHAPBOOKS, ANTHOLOGIES, BOOKS and E-BOOKS: “Alexandra’s Wreck” – poetry chapbook (Kitty Litter Press), “…after Graceland” – poetry chapbook (Pop Poets Press), “The Cat and the Carroll A. Deering and Other North Carolina Poems” – poetry chapbook (Pop Poets Press), Suicide Pumpkins (2000 – Fiction), Anthology: “The Best of The Foliate Oak Online – 2003” (poem “Porcupine Rain”), Anthology: “The Best of The Foliate Oak Online – 2004” (poem “When Ed MacMahon Hands Out Checks”), “Hemlock Suicides Planned by Well-Dressed Men in Suits” – poetry chapbook (Assume Nothing Press), “Average Bears” – poetry chapbook (Assume Nothing Press), “Red Headed Eskimos” – poetry chapbook (Assume Nothing Press), “A Breath of Paint” – poetry chapbook (Four2Three Press), “Twisting” – poetry chapbook (Four2Three Press), “I Am My Neighborhood Watch” – poetry chapbook (Four2Three Press), “The Glass River” – mystery e-book (Four2Three Press), “Sugar Cubes & Other Stories” – short stories e-book (Four2Three Press), “Aqua Jogging” – poetry chapbook ebook (Four2Three Press), Anthology: “Broken Circles: A Gathering of Poems for Hunger” (poem “Evolution of a Bread Store”) ISBN-10: 1466211709 ISBN-13: 978-1466211704, Anthology: “Testing the Waters” – Old Books on Front St. (poem “Abandoned Ground”), Anthology: “Ginosko Short Fiction and Poetry Anthology” (poem “Afternoon Meeting”), “District of Confusion (the Washington, DC poems)” – poetry chapbook (Four2Three Press), “Mars or Bust” – poetry chapbook and E-book (GoatsOnMars Press) also successfully funded on Kickstarter.

AWARDS / RECOGNITIONS:

  • 2010 Caldwell Literary Awards – First Place for “Keep What You Catch” – poetry, December 2010.
  • 2008 Caldwell Literary Awards – First Place for “Walking by Sound” – poetry, October 2008.
  • 2008 Caldwell Literary Awards – First Place for “Corporeal” – short story, October 2008.
  • 2007 Caldwell Literary Awards – Third Place for “Balance” – poetry, October 2007.
  • “Lucidity” Honorable Mention Juried Selection for “A-Frames” Vol. 21, – poetry, summer 2006.
  • “Poetry Patchwork” 2005 Poetry Contest Winner for “Attracting Lightning” – poetry, 2005.
  • Gin Bender Review Poetry Contest – Third Place for “To Napoleon Sarony Regarding Oscar Wilde, Portrait No. 18” – poetry, 2004.
  • Muses Review 1st Muses Prize – Best Poem Chap of Year 2004 for “Hemlock Suicides Planned by Well-Dressed Men in Suits”- poetry, 2004.
  • Pushcart Prize nomination for “Painting Apples” – fiction – 2003.
  • Finalist for “Cellar”: North Carolina State University Poetry Contest – 2003.
  • Third Place for “Unresponsive Sky”: Balticon36 Sci-Fi Poetry Contest with “Lite: Baltimore’s Literary Newspaper” – 2002.
  • Pushcart Prize nomination for “Monkey Bars” – poetry – 2002.
  • Poetry Super Highway Poet of the Week – June 2002.
  • Anne B. Cooke Memorial Award for “The Firefly Dance”: Bell’s Letters – 2000.

OTHER: Host of the podcast for the small press community, “Coffee House to Go” (2008-2011, before that co-host with Mike Potter). Poetry Editor and New Media of “ESC! Magazine.”

REVIEWS / INTERVIEWS: AbsoluteArts.com, Absolute Write, Adagio Verse Quarterly, All Info About Poetry, Favours2U, Map of Austin Poetry, Outsider Writers, Sharing with Writers, Strangeroad.com, The New Book Review, The Poetry Market Ezine.

SHORT FICTION PUBLICATIONS INCLUDE: 6 Tales, 4indianwoman.com, Ascent Magazine, Bovine Free Wyoming, Cenotaph, Duct Tape Press, ESC! Magazine, Fluffy Fables, Legions of Light, Monarch Mysteries, Muscadine Lines, My Morning Story, Nuvein Magazine, Skive Magazine, Silver Moon, SouthLit.com, Southern Hum, StoriesThatLift.com, Sunsets and Silencers, Tea Weekly, The Drabblecast, The Literary House Review, The Outer Rim, The Real Eight, The Unlikely Unknown, Widow Moon Press, and Write Success.

EDUCATION: B.A. and M.A.

LAST NAME PRONUNCIATION: said – LA – check