Photo by Jaymie Baxley
Murray Dunlap’s work has appeared in countless magazines and journals. His stories have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize three times, as well as to Best New American Voices. The story ‘Race Day’ was a finalist for the American Fiction Short Story award, 2014. Dunlap has an MA in creative writing from U.C. Davis. The extraordinary individuals Pam Houston, Michael Knight, and Fred Ashe taught him the art of writing.
“That’s all we have, finally, the words, and they had better be the right ones.”
Some of Dunlap’s stories and poems, in no particular order:
Prose Poem: “Birth” Episcopal Cafe Magazine
Poem: “An Imperfect Brain” Ability Magazine
Poem: “A Thoughtful Response” Pinestraw Magazine
Poem: “Proof” The Pilot
“Believe” Germ Magazine
Non-fiction: “We Weren’t Born Here, But We Feel At Home” The Pilot
“The Dogs Go Too” The Bark
“The Interpretation of Light” SmokeLong Quarterly (in memory of John Hill)
“Alabama” Post Road
“Timing” Night Train
“A Wolf in Virginia” Virginia Quarterly Review
“This is Mardi Gras“ Steel Toe Review
“Nightswimming” Silent Voices (in memory of Alex Stirling)
Poem: “All Things Fresh and Beautiful” Germ Magazine
“Vanilla Orchid” Steel Toe Review
8 stories… Fried Chicken and Coffee
Many pages of poetry Vox Poetica -click ‘Older Entries’ for next page…
“Love” Germ Magazine
“Calder’s Big Sexy Fulcrum“ Wilderness House Literary Review
Non-fiction “For Frank” Weld (in memory of Frank Winter Hardie)
“The River” see page 69: Thunderclap (in memory of Shane Harper Hulsey)
“Neighbors” The Hook
“Treasure” Steel Toe Review
“Across the Paddock” Wilderness House Literary Review
Poem: “Reset” Mused
Proposing in the Rt. Rev. Kee Sloan’s office, the very instant he said it was ok.* Photo by Kee.
*Permission is required from a Bishop in order to marry an Episcopal priest… .
Contact: murraydunlap (at) gmail (dot) com
Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.