Katie Rose Guest Pryal

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Periscope 3

The post is part of The Periscope Project. The Periscope project is a co-blogging project created by photographer Laura Collins Britton (who took that photo up there) and writer Katie Rose Guest Pryal (hey that's me). In the south, as everyone knows, trains don't work...

Nerdy-Amazing Book Review

I write a lot of things: novels, essays and journalism pieces, and, as you might not know, nerdy books on nerdy things like legal reasoning, writing, argumentation, and citation. My latest nerdy outing, The Complete Legal Writer, is one of my proudest accomplishments....

Poem: Shower

Shower Could this heat wipe me away from yellow tiles and parquet floors and doors I struggle to keep closed? Could I be swept away entirely? I watch water form rivers down my belly, electric red streaks. I stand strong under the barrage, let the mounting pressure...

Post-Election Thoughts, Finally

I've kept quiet on the election for about a week, mostly to give those who are far more eloquent than I am a chance to talk first. Here are my thoughts, in no particular order. (1) I'm not surprised that so many people voted for a racist, sexist, ableist, tax-evading,...

I Have Some Questions

Alt text: A woman in shadow is standing in front of a video projection of four women's faces. Three faces are blurred. The standing woman's own face is not blurred.  Note: Read the original post regarding this art exhibit here. Recently, an artist videoed me without...

Book Giveaway: LEMONGRASS HOPE! (redux)

I just ran a giveaway of the award-winning novel LEMONGRASS HOPE, and there was so much interest that I'm doing it again. I'm giving away 2 Kindle copies of the novel to folks who enter the giveaway. This time, though, everyone's a winner. Here's why: To enter, click...