The board of editors at Long Story Short has named Carolyn Howard-Johnson’s poem “Shelf Life” Poem of the Month for March.
“Shelf Life” was conceived when, after a vacation, the poet opened her refrigerator door to find several rolls of Pillsbury Biscuits there, their seams popped, fleshy dough peeking from under the cylindrical lids and related the scene to the plight of women.
Edited by Denise Cassino, Long Stories Short features fine writing from poetry to essays and, unlike many journals, also offers critiques from their submission committee. Their goal is to showcase the work of women writers. The URL to “Shelf Life” is http://quicksitebuilder.cnet.com/mywritingfriend/id266.html. Gloria Pimentel is the poetry editor.
Carolyn Howard-Johnson is the author of several poems and stories published by Long Story Short including “Bon Sai,” “Woman’s Day,” and a short story called “A Not So Stupid Crook Story.” Her first novel, THIS IS THE PLACE, has won eight awards. Her book of creative nonfiction has won three. She is a columnist for Home Décor Buyer as well as several online review sites like www.bookreviewcafe.com www.sellwritingonline.com and www.myshelf.com and reviews books and movies as well. She also is an instructor for UCLA’s Writers’ Program.
Learn more about Carolyn Howard-Johnson at http://carolynhowardjohnson.com.
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