My Writing Process Blog Tour | 6.30.14

My Writing Process Blog Tour | 6.30.14

Sometimes you meet fellow creatives who are both brilliant and heartfelt, both accomplished and grounded. Today, I’m going to share with you a few of these fellow creatives whom I call friends, confidantes and truly gifted authors/poets. I recommend them to you highly, not only for the genius they put into the world but also […] Read more…
The Trending Infection: An Open Letter to Mark Oppenheimer at The Missouri Review

The Trending Infection: An Open Letter to Mark Oppenheimer at The Missouri Review

On May 29, 2014, The New Republic ran an essay by Mark Oppenheimer titled, “Why Do People Call Ms. Maya Angelou ‘Dr. Maya Angelou’? The essay goes on to pose questions about honorary degrees and entitlements. It just so happened that minutes previous to reading this essay by Oppenheimer, I had finished watching, for the […] Read more…
The Indefinite State of Imaginary Morals. Patasola Press. 2011.

The Indefinite State of Imaginary Morals. Patasola Press. 2011.

“Rae Bryant’s stories yank at you over and over, desperate to give you the clue you never had and to point you, by what’s left out, to a spot on this good earth where the heart might flourish. Getting there is your business, she seems to say, and she doesn’t hold out much hope of […] Read more…
“An Open Letter to the Pulitzer Board” at THE MISSOURI REVIEW

“An Open Letter to the Pulitzer Board” at THE MISSOURI REVIEW

Snowden. NSA leaker, traitor and patron saint of American privacy. Snowden’s stolen national security documents, what Obama to Feinstein and other government officials have referred to more than once as an act of treason, present a sexy irony. Snowden’s choices certainly fall within the national standards of treason, and yet, Snowden’s actions also make him […] Read more…
Review of Christine Schutt’s PROSPEROUS FRIENDS at New York Journal of Books

Review of Christine Schutt’s PROSPEROUS FRIENDS at New York Journal of Books

  Prosperous Friends by Christine Schutt Reviewed by Rae Bryant | Released: November 6, 2012 Publisher: Grove Press (256 pages) “Ms. Schutt has a stark, scientific eye and an artist’s voice.” In Prosperous Friends, Christine Schutt’s crafting of three parts minimalism and one part stream-of-consciousness with rigorous lyricism of voice results in not so much […] Read more…
6-27-03 Rue de Fleurus Salon & Reading Series | 7:30 PM | Johns Hopkins Campus DC

6-27-03 Rue de Fleurus Salon & Reading Series | 7:30 PM | Johns Hopkins Campus DC

  The Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review, a literary and arts journal housed at The Johns Hopkins University, M. A. in Writing Program, is pleased to announce our new Rue de Fleurus Salon and Reading Series. Our debut event will be on Thursday, June 27th, 2013 at the Washington D. C. Campus off Dupont Circle. […] Read more…
5-3-2013 Reading for Three Rooms Press Anthology, Have a NYC2 Launch | 6PM, Cornelia Street Cafe, NYC

5-3-2013 Reading for Three Rooms Press Anthology, Have a NYC2 Launch | 6PM, Cornelia Street Cafe, NYC

Thank you to Three Rooms Press, Peter Carlaftes and Kat Georges for giving my short story, "Cherry Wollstonecraft and Justine Luscious Save the World," a home in their Have a NYC2 anthology.... Read more…
4-21-2013 Reading at Prose in Pubs, The Vintage Theater, Scranton PA at 4:00 PM | Writing Workshop at 2:30 PM

4-21-2013 Reading at Prose in Pubs, The Vintage Theater, Scranton PA at 4:00 PM | Writing Workshop at 2:30 PM

Very excited to be the featured reader for Prose in Pubs this Sunday in Scranton, PA, 4PM at The Vintage Theater. I'll be reading with the talented and lovely Sheila Squillante. Prior to the reading, I will be leading a small group writing workshop, 2 PM, as part of the series. Come out. Have a beer. Listen to some words. You might even laugh a little. Read more…

inReads | inAuthors: A Literary Dance with Rae Bryant

Original interview at inReads on March 19, 2013 by Lisa Marie Basile.   Frederick Barthelme remarked that Rae Bryant’s stories “yank at you over and over, desperate to give you the clue you never had and to point you, by what’s left out, to a spot on this good earth where the heart might flourish.” Barthelme […] Read more…
The Johns Hopkins University, M. A. in Writing Spring Reading 2013 | Mark Farrington, Ed Perlman, Rae Bryant

The Johns Hopkins University, M. A. in Writing Spring Reading 2013 | Mark Farrington, Ed Perlman, Rae Bryant

  Friday, March 15, 2013 6 PM Reception | 7 PM Reading Gilman Hall, Room 132, Homewood Campus The Johns Hopkins University, M. A. in Writing Program, Baltimore, Maryland       Mark Farrington is an instructor and the faculty fiction advisor for the Writing Program. He has an MFA in Fiction Writing from George […] Read more…
In the Buff: Literary Readings, Pasties, and Jiggling Genitalia  now at The Paris Review

In the Buff: Literary Readings, Pasties, and Jiggling Genitalia now at The Paris Review

My essay “In the Buff: Literary Readings, Pasties, and Jiggling Genitalia” is  now at The Paris Review, online. A big thank you to Sadie Stein, Lorin Stein and the rest of the Paris Review staff for giving this a home. It was a fun essay to write, and I must say, a very interesting essay […] Read more…
“In The Buff: Literary Readings, Pasties, And Jiggling Genitalia” at THE PARIS REVIEW

“In The Buff: Literary Readings, Pasties, And Jiggling Genitalia” at THE PARIS REVIEW

“My first time with the postfeminist, burlesque lit girl culture—pasties, G-strings, audience clapping to jiggling booties—I was in a fun little Brooklyn bar called the Way Station. I had, minutes before, read from my own work, what I thought was a wryly humorous and oh-so-literary postfeminist exploration of time, culture, and relationships. I knew the […] Read more…
ECKLEBURG and MISSION CREEK FESTIVAL PARTY at AWP 2013 Boston with STEVE ALMOND, DERRICK BROWN, RAE BRYANT, and Live Music by THE SUN PARADE

ECKLEBURG and MISSION CREEK FESTIVAL PARTY at AWP 2013 Boston with STEVE ALMOND, DERRICK BROWN, RAE BRYANT, and Live Music by THE SUN PARADE

    STEVE ALMOND is the author of My Life in Heavy Metal (Atlantic/Grove, 2002), The New York Times bestseller, Candyfreak (Algonquin Books, 2005), and God Bless America (Lookout Press, 2011).  His short fiction and essays can be found in The New York Times Magazine, GQ, The Wall Street Journal, Tin House, Playboy, Zoetrope, and Ploughshares. […] Read more…
“Piglets” Now at Matter Press for Compressed Creative Arts

“Piglets” Now at Matter Press for Compressed Creative Arts

Piglets by Rae Bryant The day we visited the county fair, the piglets were born. They huddled into their mother, nipping and rooting at her teats. The sow lay there as dead. And an insatiable urge came over me. My nipples had turned hard and vulnerable, watching those piglets suck life from their mother. I […] Read more…
Recommended | The Indefinite State of Imaginary Morals

Recommended | The Indefinite State of Imaginary Morals

Very honored to be included in this list by Joseph Tiefenthaler, one of the masterminds behind Mission Creek Festival and Iowa’s International Writing Program. Such a great list of writers. Some of whom I can attest are stand up outstanding…See More I didn’t read as many books last year as in previous, but what I […] Read more…
Review of George Saunders’ TENTH OF DECEMBER at Washington Independent Review of Books | Politics & Prose Review Pick of the Week

Review of George Saunders’ TENTH OF DECEMBER at Washington Independent Review of Books | Politics & Prose Review Pick of the Week

Politics and Prose Review Pick of the Week | Rae Bryant’s Review of George Saunders’ TENTH OF DECEMBER On January 17, 2013 by The Editors Chosen as an exemplary work in critical review by The Washington Independent Review of Books and Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington D.C., our editor in chief, Rae Bryant and […] Read more…

Politics And Prose Review Pick Of The Week | Rae Bryant’s Review Of George Saunders’ TENTH OF DECEMBER

Chosen as an exemplary work in critical review by The Washington Independent Review of Books and Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington D.C., our editor in chief, Rae Bryant and her review of George Saunders’ recently released collection, Tenth of December(Random House), will be promoted at Politics & Prose Bookstore, both their brick and mortar location and website. Congratulations to […] Read more…
“The Cutting Down Is a Conceit” Published in Redivider 10.1

“The Cutting Down Is a Conceit” Published in Redivider 10.1

  Redivider 10.1 Issue 10.1, Winter 2013 is now available Poetry by Jennifer Perrine, Kim Addonizio, Ben McClendon, Meghan Privitello, Nick Sturm, Wendy Xu, Christopher Watkins, Joshua Helms, Dan Boehl, Rob MacDonald, Jeff Alessandrelli, Monika Zobel, Brandon Downing, Drew Swenhaugen Fiction by Jackie Corley, Diane Cook, Glenn Shaheen, Rae Bryant, Sequoia Nagamatsu, Anne Valente, Emily […] Read more…
Review of Joyce Carol Oates’ DADDY LOVE at New York Journal of Books

Review of Joyce Carol Oates’ DADDY LOVE at New York Journal of Books

  Daddy Love by Joyce Carol Oates Reviewed by Rae Bryant | Released: January 7, 2013 Publisher: Mysterious Press (240 pages) “Daddy Love pushes us to confront what lurks behind the front door.” Robbie Whitcomb falls prey to serial abductor, rapist, and killer named Daddy Love, a self-proclaimed traveling minister who nearly kills Robbie’s mother […] Read more…

52/250 Reading at KGB Bar in NYC

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