A first chapter excerpt of The Descent of Tess, my WIP first novel in the speculative fiction genre, appeared in the Winter 2018 issue of GNU Journal online.
Sassafras & Poet Witch
Witch with words, charcoal, dreams & possibly lightning storms. Definitely a sassafras, so named by the Chaney women since I could talk. Sassafras soothsayer, here.
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I butter my bread as a copywriter and editor, divine by whim and request, and poet witch the rest in the Tarheel state.
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Note: You may see me reference stalking. I've left nonprofit roles and activities I've been passionate about for years because someone I tried to be friends with for two years continues to excessively emulate me and "coincidentally" find their way into more of my life. TRIED IT ALL, all the INTIAL THOUGHTS you may have reading this, Y'ALL. Forget Oscar Wilde. Think first half of Single White Female. So, if you see anything strange around my media, or if you know me IRL, let me know and send supporting evidence. After all, if it is coincidence, it shouldn't continue to happen, right? As Kat Gilraine puts it: "But a stalker doesn’t even see you as a person – they see you as either an object to possess or eliminate...But it’s none of it about you as you are – it’s about what their idea of you means to them." Don't enable this behavior, which means pretending you don't see it happening and not saying a word out loud is enabling and putting me in a potentially dangerous situation. THX!.
Between Blue & Grey | CreateSpace, 2012
Best in Poetry, Barnhills Bookstore Mothervine Festival Award 2013
In four small collections: The Very Outside, Thicker Than Water, The Animus, and Dry Air, Tiffany Chaney courts accessible language with vivid imagery and exposes sooted skies, a clothesline dividing childhood from change, lovers as familiar as discarded socks... She dances with Woolf and Plath around a bonfire and embraces with wry appreciation the havoc - outer and inner - wreaks to destroy and create what we love, how we love. Purchase here.
Fill out a request form at your local library to read Between Blue and Grey for free, and request my book at your local bookstores to help it get out and about! Thanks in advance!
Editorial Review: "At times raw, painful, and melancholy; at others hopeful... In The Next, Chaney writes: 'When you find yourself in the midst of a perfect present/ and attempt to find yourself there again you cannot/ The only hope you have is the beauty of the next.' In her first collection, we are led by the hand down a path with the speaker and are left, after each poem, wanting the beauty of the next. A tremendous collection, a young talented poet I am sure we will see more of."
- Helen Vitoria, Poet and Editor-In-Chief of Thrush Poetry Journal/ Thrush Press
The Descent of Tess (Ch. 1 excerpt): GNU Journal (Winter 2018)
Hm. Is it the very start or the middle?
La Luna Roja: Moonchild Magazine (October 2017)
Tepid Autumn Poetry Month Feature (with my art): To The Bearers of This Supposed Burden, To an Unborn Daughter, Hopes fo Her (April 2016)
Sabbat for My Sisters: Yes, Poetry, Poet of the Month (April 2014)
A New Dance Of Moon And Sea: Women's Spiritual Poetry (March 2014)
Resident Poet, Moon Books (2013-2014)
Beautiful, You Know Your Steps: Rebelle Society (July 2013)
People In Tiny Pretty Boxes: Thrush Press, broadside (2012)