Tamra Plotnick

Poetry • Fiction • Nonfiction

The "Poenut" from Art Kibbutz, Governor's Island, 2017

 
DAY WINKS RANDOMLY
 
Day winks randomly
at you.
A butterfly.
What a flirt.
 
 

News & Events

Readings and Workshops

LitNight Reading Series

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 7 PM CDT / 8 PM EDT
Online via Facebook and Zoom

Tamra was invited by Assure Press to participate in the LitNight Reading Series starting at 7 PM Central time / 8 PM Eastern time

It’s National Poetry Month and LitNight Reading Series is going VIRTUAL, hosted by Sebastian Hasani Páramo and Darius Ajai Frasure Join local poets and a surprise guest on Tuesday, April 21 @ 7 PM on Facebook live and ZOOM: 

View the video here

 

Contests and Publications

"We Come to the Cemetery to Live" and "As If" have been published in Vessel Arts Mag.

 

"Golpes After Vallejo" has been published in The Raw Art Review: a Journal of Storm and Urge Winter 2020 Journal Issue.  You can download the issue here.

"Morning Prayer" selected for Color:Story Art 2020!  An artist is creating a work inspired by this poem that will be shown on November 21, 2020 Opening at Sprint Street Studios in Houston.

February 2020: In the Zero of Sky accepted for publication by Assure Press

March 2020: In Zero of Sky to the 2019 Brick Road Poetry Press Book Contest semi-finalist

 

“POST-MODERN PERSON’S EVERYDAY APPEAL” accepted by Flying Ketchup Press for their Sprouts Devotional book of art, poetry and meditations.

 

June 2018: semi-finalist for The Washington Prize In the Zero of Sky at The Word Works.

For previous events and other doings, please see the Blog.

Published works

Poetry

Vessel Arts Mag October 2020: "We Come to the Cemetery to Live" and "As If"
The Raw Art Review Winter 2020 issue: "Golpes After Vallejo"

The Midwest Quarterly Spring 2018: "The Buddha Might Be In Brooklyn"

Lowestoft Chronicle Autumn Issue 2017: "Chariot"

Big City Lit Spring 2017: "Night Blossom" & "Da New York Sky"

Serving House Journal 2017: “When the Moon Loses Five Hundred Degrees”

Live Mag! Issue 13, 2016: "Blustery"

The Madison Review Fall 2016, Volume 39, No.1, page 38: "Silhouette"

Right Hand Pointing Issue 121 Part 2: "Zip Ode to Brooklyn 11215" & "Diamond Snow"

Lurch 2014: “The Eternal Saga of Fear vs. Freedom: Verse 1: Lake Monster Mongering”

Burrow 2007: “Chat” 

Hunger Enough 2004 (anthology): “This Just In . . .”

Tribes Issue 8 1998: "Jazz Jungle"

The Atlanta Review New Zealand: "Signs of God And Art In Barcelona"

Stickman Review Volume 15, No. 1: "Afternoon Without Children"

& "Ultimate Meet-Up"

Curare 1996 Spring/Summer: "Sleep Writing I,” 1998 “Window of Vulnerability”

Caprice 1995 Feb: “Personal," “Kundalini and the Missionary," March: "Black Flowers," July: "At Night"

Saint Mark's Poetry Project Newsletter Feb/Mar 1988: "Spanish House"

 

Fiction

Lurch  2014: “Salsa” 

Global City Review: International Edition 2002: “Chosen Ones” 

Lummox Journal 2000: “Introduction to Saudade” 

Nonfiction

The Coachella Review Winter 2017: "Barbie And Gandhi Sitting In A Tree" 

The Waiting Room Reader 2013 (anthology edited by Rachel Hadas): “The Truth Fairy” 

Burrow 2007: “My Lover under the East River” 

Contemporary Jewish-American Dramatists And Poets 1998: “Aaron Kramer”

La Red Revista 1996: "Plural Multiple and Diverse: The Second Intercontinental Encounter"

 
 

Bio

Tamra Plotnick’s poetry and prose works have been published in a variety of journals and anthologies, including: Serving House Journal; The Waiting Room Reader, Vol II: Words to Keep You Company, edited by Rachel Hadas; Tribes #8, Stickman Review, LiveMag, BigCityLit; Atlantic Review; Lurch; Burrow; The Midwest Review; Hunger Enough and Global City Review: International Edition. Her memoir excerpt “Barbie and Gandhi Sitting in a Tree” appeared in The Coachella Review. After ranking as a semifinalist in a variety of contests, her poetry collection In the Zero of Sky has been accepted for publication by Assure Press. 

She has read and performed her work in multimedia shows at a range of venues, including La Mama Theater, Zinc Bar, KGB, and Cornelia Street Café. With a long and varied background as a dancer, she has performed her own works and those of others at theaters such as Dixon Place, Teatro Julia de Burgos, The Caribbean Cultural Center and PS 122. She has created and led workshops melding creative writing with movement and continues her practice of dance forms such as samba, Afro-Caribbean, improvisation, and raqs sharqi. 

 

She earned a master’s degree in Creative Writing from City College of New York, where she won a New York Times Fellowship, and an undergraduate degree from Sarah Lawrence College. Additionally, she holds a Masters’ degree in education and is a certified yoga instructor. She teaches English Language Arts in public high school in Manhattan and lives in Brooklyn with her family.

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