GeneralWriting, painting, dreaming, acting, singing, music of multiple varieties, friends of long lasting, baubles a raven would love, my children, my home, fresh flowers, viewing art, dead Russian authors, live feminist authors, commentary with far-reaching implications, and anything else of the vaguely pleasurable nature. Oh, did I mention writing--I do that a lot. Working on second novel Sex Angel as soon as I can--a playful romp through all kinds of blasphemous theology. Also, writing a third novel called Fidelities at the same time. What can I say? I like to multi-task. ..
I am also a huge art fan. Love the art of Degas, Dali, Michael Parkes, Monet, and many modern artists and animation god/desses, including Siolo Thompson. (See her animated video of her brother Isaac's song below)
I also love the work of my talented artist friend MÈLÄñÌÈ who has just sent me the enormous gift of creating the below piece of art as a reply to my lyrical poetry. This piece is part of a larger series she entitles Little Queens, called HER CANDLE BURNS AT BOTH ENDS...FOR HEATHER. How fun and delightful when art inspires art! Her prints are also available for sale. Buy one! :)
MusicIn no particular order--Regina Spektor, Janis Joplin, Joni Mitchell, Ani DiFranco, Timbaland, Keith Urban, Prince, U2, Counting Crows, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Sia, Five For Fighting, Marvin Gaye, Sting, the Carpenters, Jewel, the Smiths, Jimi Hendrix, my girl Tori Amos, NIN, Garbage, new fav Matt Jones, Marie Schumacher, Simon and Garfunkel, Tiga, Santana, Nelly Furtado, Katie Webster, Elton John, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sparklehorse, and anything else that floats my boat when I cruise new artists. Love, love, love the voice of Lindsay Harper who I recently found here. Check her out. Like country, blues, R&B, classical, hiphop, jazz, folk, trance, alternative--there's hardly a genre I don't listen too.
MoviesGattaca, Lord of the Rings, Dark City, The Lover, The Piano, Pleasantville, Minority Report, Labrynth, Moulin Rouge, Chicago, Henry and June, Chasing Amy, Fight Club, Good Will Hunting, The Last Unicorn, The Matrix (the first one only), Freeway, Delicatessan, Silence of the Lambs, The Bridges of Madison County (film only, book sucked), The Breakfast Club, Rear Window, Casablanca, etc.
TelevisionHeroes; Grey's Anatomy; Project Runway; Top Chef; Ghost Whisperer; Brothers and Sisters; Bones; The Office; Work Out (oh snap!)... Etc. But I TIVO everything--cannot watch with commercials.
BooksMost that are canon. Lots that are new. Come on... I'm a lit freak / word junkie. Pick your poison and I probably can speak to it. Okay, sample top 5 (can easily rotate these later): 1. Orwell- 1984 2. Tolstoy-Anna Karenin 3. Nabokov--Pale Fire 4. Calvino--Cosmicomics 5. Borges--Ficciones
I also love a recent, fascinating book for animal rights fans and activists by Kathryn Shevelow entitled For The Love Of Animals
HeroesVirginia Woolf, Ani DiFranco, Colin Powell, Napoleon Bonaparte (planned well until dreaming too big), All my best girls, any man who has ever stopped a woman from being hurt or raped, any listener who knows well enough to hear first, talk second. The dreamers, the writers, the singers, the painters, the bards.
- Apr 11, 2011 8:05 PM Recent News and Publications:
- Sep 10, 2010 4:50 PM Pref Post-- A Dog Named Cajones---come play if you'd like or comment :)
- Aug 18, 2010 4:14 PM Working on Edits for Suspended Heart--A Random Poetry thread for Aug/Sept
- Aug 16, 2010 1:21 AM Pref Post The Most Beautiful Shy Girl in the World--come play
- Aug 15, 2010 10:07 PM Pref Post-- You Say or The Slow Quiets flashes--come play
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I write like a maniac in love with the craft. I am also intimately connected to the following list of traits and fixations: Scorpio, loyal, smart, sweet, sentimental, ruthless, hedonistic, spoiled, way too neurotic. Love to hear myself and others think. Love to hear rain. Love the soft glistening of things and the loping cadences of lost words !spent! in tandem.
Short Writer's Bio, in case it's somehow relevant... *grins*
Heather Fowler received her M.A. in English and Creative Writing from Hollins University in May of 1997. She has taught composition, literature, and writing-related courses at UCSD, California State University at Stanislaus, and Modesto Junior College.
She has recently published stories in the following journals and anthologies: Up the Staircase (Spring 2010, Issue 9); Dark Sky Magazine (Featuring Mel Bosworth reading her micro-fiction on video, May 2010); Necessary Fiction (April 2010); Back in 5 Minutes ~ an expression of depression (print, volume 1. Little Episodes, London. February 2010, UK.) ; the stark electric space…an international anthology of indie writers (print, Graffiti Kolkata, India. Winter 2010); The Big Toe Review (Winter 2010); BlazeVOX (2k9, Fall 2009); Emprise Review (Volume 11, November 2009); Surreal South 09( print, Press 53, November 2009); DOGZPLOT (Fall 2009); decomP (August 2009); JMWW (print anth. Spring 2010, web Summer 2009); Etchings (7, ilura press, July 2009); PANK Magazine (4.6, June 2009); Night Train (Issue 9.1, Spring 2009); The Abacot Journal (Spring 2009); Underground Voices (November 2008); A Cappella Zoo (Print: October 2008, Volume I, Online Reprint June 2009). KeyHole (August 2008); Trespass (August/September 2008, UK); SubLit (August 2008); Coming Together: With Pride (Phaze, 2008, e-book and print); Word Riot (May 2008); Storyglossia #28 (May 2008); Cityworks 2008 (May 2008); DOGZPLOT FLASH FICTION (2008, online and print); Temenos (Fall 2007); Mississippi Review online (October 2007); See You Next Tuesday (2006);and Frigg: A Magazine of Fiction and Poetry (Winter 2006). the muse apprentice guild (October 2002), artisan, a journal of craft (September 2002), Literary PotPourri (May 2002), Exquisite Corpse (Summer 2001), The Barcelona Review (May, 2001), Quercus Review (May, 2001), Penumbra (May 2001), B & A New Fiction (Jan. 2001), Barbaric Yawp (Dec. 2000), Zoetrope All-Story Extra (June 2001, October and December 1999). She worked as a Guest Editor for Zoetrope All-Story Extra in March and April of 2000. Her story "Slut" won third prize at the 2000 California Writer's Conference in Monterey.
Her poetry has recently appeared at The Nervous Breakdown (May 2010); The San Diego Poetry Annual (April 2010); poeticdiversity (December 2009); The Medulla Review (Fall 2009); INTHEFRAY (February 2007), Empowerment4Women.com (November 2007), and been selected for a joint first place in the 2007 Faringdon Online Poetry Competition (October 2007) , as well as published in various venues including: the Map of Austin Poetry, The Coast Highway Review, the Driftwood Highway 1999 Anthology, Joe's Journal, Best of the Beach 1998, The Publication, and the Cityworks Literary Anthology, Volume 6. She is Poetry Editor at Corium Magazine.
Her book of collected stories SUSPENDED HEART is due out from Aqueous Books in late 2010 or early 2011. For a linked in bio and full list of events and publications, please visit her website.
To see a trailer created by Richard Cooper (email@example.com) for her second most intensive project lately, a book of collected edgy modern stories entitled Love Shock, view below:
Feel free to friend Heather on her facebook page here.
About the Blog:
Please do subscribe to this blog if you like to see creative people writing and doing their process. Most posts will be friends only since we draft things and then want to clean them up and pub them, so do "friend" me if you'd like to play and come by to say hello. Quick warning--you'll want to set your blog settings to "not notify" about my posts if you subscribe and are only an occasional myspace user since I post often. Still, all subscribers are immediately beloved! Also, it's great to know who is reading and popping in! All friends, new and old, are always welcome to join the challenges. Just jump in.
About Preferred Blog Posts:
These posts are those that are being revised or generated that only a very small group of friends can view-- usually novels in progress, friends' posts at later stages, work a bit more edgy, or newer poems--but if you've become a blog subscriber and feel robbed, please do request being added to the preferred list. A short message like: "I feel robbed!" will do the trick. :)
About the Audio:
Please friend my new audio page, #2 in the Friend's list if you like the work you see or hear here. I will be posting new readings of rotating new work, work previously published in print, or work pubbed and in archive status online. Also, a June 2007 podcast file is available for those who'd like to hear more; check out the TothWorld #95 podcast , where I feature with Paul Toth's music and work. Note: a few technical difficulties on the first part of the recording--but this was fun! Save the podcast first, then play it on any media player.
About What's Fun:
And one more fun writer's jaunt-- go to Susan Henderson's LitPark as often as possible. I love to play there, cool little writer's salon that it is. :)
Also, I love Francis Ford Coppola's Zoetrope.com author's playground and workshop for prose, poetry, and screenwriting. It's a big lovely whirlwind of a place!
About Top Friends:
Tom, why can't I have a hundred??? Forty really gets on my nerves. Anyway, I do switch this up a lot, usually to move up people I am interested in checking in on since it's been a while or those I find inspiring. If I'm doing a writing challenge, I will often move up those I'm chatting with on my blog (for ease of use in seeing if they are online or dropping by to say hello with quick comments). Anyway, if you fall off my Top 40 it DOES NOT MEAN I love you less--just, perhaps, that I haven't heard from you in a while and, ah-hem, please Tom--we need more friendage allowed here. Ha! Much love, H..
Who I'd like to meet:
Writers. Publishers. Editors. Painters. Musicians. Those for whom life is unbearably painful at the same time as necessary. Those who see the beauty all around and take it forward with them into dreams. The occasional miracle maker. Keepers of celestial stars. Tellers of oral histories I would not otherwise have known. Those who cook amazing food and tell jokes with physical humor or wry wit. No one who will bore me with false kindness. Everyone who will extend their hand into the fire in the name of mercy when an honest life's at stake. The courageous. The beautiful. The bold. Alright, you. I'd really like to meet you. If you write, tell me what you write and what you read. :)
Other than that, I'd like to meet Flannery O'Connor, Vladimir Nabokov, Virginia Woolf, Jorge Luis Borges, Sandra Cisneros, Tenessee Williams, Tim O'Brien, Sam Shepard, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Sir Alfred Lord Tennyson, TC Boyle, Pablo Neruda, or Shakespeare (obvious problems with some of these meetings--where's my shovel?). But seriously, I'm always looking for smart artist friends to play with. Like to intertexual dialogue. Like fresh coffee and deep conversation. Like to hate dumb films and love good ones. Love a challenge. Let's write a short story, a children's book, a screenplay, a novel, a haiku, a song. Send me a writing riff with a comment--the weirder the better--edgy or traditional, light or dark, I'm always game.
- Status: Single
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- Hometown: San Diego
- Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
- Children: Proud parent
- Education: Post grad
1996 to 1997
- Graduated: 1997
- Student status: Alumni
- Degree: Master's Degree
- Major: English and Creative Writing
University of California San Diego
1993 to 1996
- San Diego,CA
- Graduated: 1996
- Student status: Alumni
- Degree: Bachelor's Degree
- Major: Literature Writing
University Of California-Irvine
1992 to 1993
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- Student status: Alumni
- Major: Creative Writing