Lydia Copeland

Location New Jersey

About Me

I'm from East Tennessee but now live in New Jersey with my husband and son. My stories can be found in Glimmer Train, Quick Fiction, SmokeLong Quarterly, elimae and other places.

Any favorite authors? Books?

Raymond Carver, Ann Beattie, Mary Robison, Russell Edson, Frank Stanford, Sharon Olds, Walt Whitman, Miranda July, the Barthelmes, Denis Johnson, Tobias Wolff, Elizabeth Gilbert's Last American Man, Aimee Bender's Willful Creatures, Gogol, Chekhov, Joy Williams, Jincy Willett.

Lydia Copeland's Wall

Robert Vaughan – Jun 11, 2010

I adore your photo, and enjoy your work when I have crossed it in the cyber world. Keep on keeping on.

David Erlewine – Mar 30, 2009

Hi Lydia, thanks for posting a note on my blog about the Html G write up. Very cool! I tried posting a thank you note on your blog but couldn't. That's me, in a nutshell.

Alan Rossi – Mar 28, 2009

Lydia, i like what you said because i'm from the north and now i don't ever want to go back. i'm trying to figure out how to stay southern. i know of john morefield, but haven't really talked to him much yet. i should before my year's up.

David Erlewine – Mar 05, 2009

I didn't know you'd forget to speak to me again for the rest of your life.

DAMN. Beautiful work, as usual Lydia.

Scott Garson – Mar 05, 2009

hey L, your story's up @ Wigleaf. It is a very good thing to read and for that reason I'm going to be reading a lot of it this wk......

Darryl Price – Mar 04, 2009

Hi Lydia-- just wanted to say hello and looking forward to reading more of your work.

David Erlewine – Jan 29, 2009

Wow, I'm a clown. I just now today Jan. 29 saw your Dec. 27 comment to Oktoberfest at Dachau comment. Boo on me. I think I thought that I would get an e-mail notice when someone commented on my story. Thanks...again!

Jon Davies – Dec 27, 2008

I love you're writing. What style!

Corey Zeller – Nov 14, 2008


I also like the photo but I thought your stories were so eloquent and beautiful. I really liked "Haircut" and "In the Air a Shining Heart" because they seemed to effortlessly encompass such a large space.

I really, really loved them.

Kathy Fish – Oct 21, 2008

Thanks for the kind words about Tenderoni, Lydia...and what a sweet photo!


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