The Works of Jayne Pupek

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Richmond, VA, United States
Jayne Pupek is the author of the novel "Tomato Girl" (Algonquin Books, 2008) and a book of poems titled "Forms of Intercession" (Mayapple Press, 2008). Her writing has appeared in numerous literary journals. In addition to her own writing, Jayne freelances as a ghostwriter, editor and mentor. A Virginia native, Jayne has spent most of her professional life working in the field of mental health.

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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

zombie 2.0

Cordite's Zombie 2.0 is now online! I am delighted to have three poems included in this issue and to be in the company of such other fine poets!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

IsReads--An Awesome Idea

IsReads is an "outdoor journal" founded by Publishing Genius in 2006. In 2008, Keyhole Press came on board to co-edit. Kathryn Regina is the managing editor.

The concept of the outdoor journal is to put short poems in unusual places, like on abandoned buildings and in shopping carts.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Saturday, March 20, 2010


Reality, not sympathy

By Jayne Pupek
102 pp. Mayapple Press $15.95
Reviewed by Doris E. Pavlichek
There is more hope in a cup of coffee
than a stack of holy books...
At forty-three, I’m too old to wait on a redeemer.
Sometimes you must intercede on your own behalf.

— From the title poem
Jayne Pupek’s first full-length book of poetry examines the life of women from every angle, delving into many aspects—abortion, infidelity, mastectomy, doubt, death—from which a less seasoned or courageous writer might shy away. Pupek, having published two chapbooks and a novel and having had her poems included in anthologies and nominated for The Pushcart Prize, has the fortitude and staying power of her own favorite poet, Sylvia Plath. Read the rest of the review.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

A Few Acceptances

The Red Room: Writings from Press 1 is scheduled for release any day now! I am thrilled to be included in this anthology,  edited by Arlene Ang, Valerie Fox and Jordan Schilling. Cordite Poetry Review has accepted three poems for their upcoming issue: "Way of the Zombie," "Missing Girl, 1986"and "Zombie Sex." ChiZine has accepted my poem, "Blue Velvet," inspired by the David Lynch film of the same title.   "A Kind of Suffocation" will appear in Thursday's issue of Dark Sky Magazine. I am thrilled to have my work appear in these exceptional journals and magazines!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Bright Star

Based on the three-year romance between 19th century poet John Keats and Fanny Brawne, which was cut short by Keats' untimely death at age 25.