One of Brook Bhagat’s favorite things about the Nearby Universe is the deadlines! She composes snippets of poetry or prose for the email meeting invitations to PPSC employees and is often able to revise and publish these pieces elsewhere. Her flash fiction/prose poetry “August Drops” began like this, at the top of the August email. … More “August Drops” published on A Story in 100 Words
Brook Bhagat’s narrative poem, “The Homes of Birds,” was a first-round winner in the 2022 Colorado Hearts and Minds Poetry Contest, a statewide competition that featured entries from 46 different counties. The poem, originally published in 2020 in the anthology A Walk with Nature, also won the 2020 nature writing contest at A Story in … More Another Accolade for “The Homes of Birds”
The Nearby Universe wishes a fond farewell and extends our warm congratulations to longstanding Nearby Universe member Carina Bissett, who will be moving on from PPCC this fall. Carina was an influential member of the group from the beginning, almost five years ago. She brought years of experience in publishing, writing, editing, and working with … More Blessings upon you, Carina Bissett!
Brook Bhagat is excited to share that she will be reading and signing Only Flying, a collection of surreal poetry and flash fiction, at Barnes & Noble in Colorado Springs on Friday, July 29 from 5-7 pm.
Candace R. Craig’s creative nonfiction piece, “Eerie Lake,” was published last month in Great Lakes Review. This vivid story recounts the true invasion of sea serpents that once decimated most of the fish populations in all the Great Lakes above Niagara Falls, bringing about an aquatic apocalypse. Read it HERE.
Brook Bhagat is proud to have one creative nonfiction piece and one poem published in the new issue of Lamplit Underground Magazine. The CNF, “Just a Story,” is the true story of a dream of dying by gunshot; the other, “It Takes More Sparrows,” imagines ten thousand sparrows with strings on their necks, carrying a … More Lamplit Underground Magazine- Brook Bhagat
Brook Bhagat‘s drabble (100-word prose poem), “Exodus with Red Delicious,” was published in The Dribble Drabble Review, a literary magazine that won the 2022 Communicator Award and was recognized in the 2021 Webby Awards. Brook will also be a featured poet with four pieces in the forthcoming fall issue of the journal.
Brook Bhagat was honored to be invited to speak on the local poets’ panel at the Pikes Peak Poetry Summit, which included performances from Pikes Peak Poet Laureate Ashley Cornelius, Colorado state Poet Laureate Bobby LeFebre, and others. Brook spoke on the difference between conscious and mystical poetic inspiration, being an author and a mom, the intersection of poetry and activism, … More Pikes Peak Poetry Summit–Brook Bhagat
Monkeybicycle is an online literary magazine with a unique challenge for authors: compare your book to weird things. Brook Bhagat‘s creation, about her new poetry collection Only Flying, was published HERE.
Carina Bissett is pleased to announce that Shadow Atlas: Dark Landscapes of the Americas (Hex Publishers) is a FINALIST for the Colorado Book Awards. Finalists (Anthology and General Fiction) for the 2022 Colorado Book Awards will be reading at the BookBar in Denver on Friday, May 20 at 2 PM. Register for this free event … More Colorado Book Award Finalist