I was a little surprised and honored to be asked to do two interviews focusing on my short fiction pamphlet, Hometown (V. Press, 2016) by students at two universities: two undergraduate students at Lee University in Tennessee for the Speaking of Marvels blog; and Lee Wright of Leicester University for the Everybody's Reviewing blog. I'd be glad to know your thoughts about these interviews. #VPress #Hometown #SpeakingofMarvels #LeeUniversity #LeicesterUniversity #LeeWright
This weekend I was thrilled to learn of a new review of my pamphlet of flash fictions, Hometown, by Michael Loveday in Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine. Here are a few favourite passages: '...throughout, the writing is pitch-perfect, with sentences carefully sculpted yet fully alive.' 'Prior to Hometown, Etter made her name on the international poetry scene as a fine and innovative poet, revealing an interest in narrative and voice; Hometown's stories are t
The excitement of 2016 for my writing largely consisted of the publication of two pamphlets: Hometown (V. Press), a collection of flash fictions; and Scar (Shearsman), a single long poem exploring the effects of climate change on Illinois. Each has received a couple of reviews, and I hope more are still forthcoming. I wish more places reviewed pamphlets, but so it goes! After having teaching relief that reduced my load in the 2015-16 academic year and completing much more wri
Santino Prinzi, I should explain, was a student in my Sudden Prose module at Bath Spa University two years ago and won that year's university flash fiction prize. He's now graduated, so he's not trying to improve his marks with this review--I didn't teach him this year, and besides, all marks were confirmed last month! I'm delighted with the review and love the detail of its consideration of individual stories. You can read it here. #SantinoPrinzi #flashfiction #Hometown #VPr
I'm delighted to report Hometown has received its first review in New Welsh Review. Reviewer Vicky MacKenzie concludes, "Etter’s voice is honest and irreverent and shows that ‘normal’ life can be very strange indeed."
You can buy Hometown directly from V. Press here. #review #Hometown #NewWelshReview #VPress #VickyMacKenzie #flashfiction #chapbook