Rae Bryant is the author of the short story collection, The Indefinite State of Imaginary Morals (Patasola Press, 2011). Her stories, essays, and poetry have appeared in print and online at The Paris Review, The Missouri Review, McSweeney’s, Huffington Post, New World Writing, Gargoyle Magazine, and Redivider, among other publications. Her intermedia has exhibited in New York, DC, Baltimore and Florence, Italy. She has won prizes, fellowships and scholarships from Johns Hopkins, Aspen Writers Foundation, VCCA and Whidbey Writers and has been nominated for the Pen/Hemingway, Pen Emerging Writers, The &NOW and multiple times for Pushcart awards. Rae earned a Masters in Writing from Hopkins where she continues to teach creative writing. She is the founding editor of the The Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review. She also teaches and lectures in the International Writing Program at The University of Iowa and The Eckleburg Workshops. She is represented by Jennifer Carlson with Dunow, Carlson & Lerner Literary Agency.
In the summer of 2013, This Is My Rape, an intermedia exploration of violence on women and Full Metal Jacket, exhibited at Governor’s Island in New York City as part of Writing on It All, a temporal intermedia collaboration directed by Alexandra Chasin. In 2011, Indeterminacy, a digital intermedia study of voice and rhythm exhibited at The California Institute in Washington, DC.
Rae is a voting member of National Book Critics Circle and a member of VIDA. She writes reviews for New York Journal of Books and Washington Independent Review of Books. Her 2013 review of George Saunder’s Tenth of December was chosen by Politics & Prose as a Pick of the Week. She has interviewed notable writers such as Cris Mazza and Rick Moody and she curates The Eckleburg Gallery as well as directing the Rue de Fleurus Salon & Reading Series (NY, DC, Baltimore, Cambridge and Chicago).
Rae attended the Sewanee Writer’s Conference, where she studied under Alice McDermott, as well as the Conference on Craft, where she was a fellow studying and teaching under the guidance of Jill McCorkle. She regularly attends and lectures at writing conferences both locally and nationally.
If ever a writer could answer that question in a single succinct sentence, I will buy her or him a beer.
Denis Johnson, Flannery O'Connor, Cormac McCarthy, Donald and Frederick Barthelme, Kurt Vonnegut, Gabriel García Márquez, Margaret Atwood, Lydia Davis, Ernest Hemingway, Thomas Pynchon, Franz Kafka, Virginia Woolf, Vladimir Nabokov, William Faulkner, Mary Gaitskill...
Rae - many thanks for reading and commenting on "The Death of Me".
Rae thanks for reading "blinking blinking" and what you wrote about it. I wrote it at the height of the BP oil spill. Things are still bad with the oil but the media has dropped it and everyone thinks its safe to eat shrimp. Thanks, Rae
thanks for the support!
Rae, Thank you so much for tracking down To-Die-For. I feel really lucky to have you as a reader.
I know we're not suppose to have favorites among our children, but the sentence you mentioned from your reading of my story "Sweet Sour" is my favorite child of this litter. Thank you for taking the time to read and comment. Much appreciated.
Rae, I appreciate the mini-review of my post 9/11 story. Very welcome. Very nice.
Hi Rae, thank you for the read on "things" and for mentioning that line "corpuscels in the melt." I have a fondness for it too but you are the first to single it out. Cheers! Susan
Rae, wow, you deserve a medal or at least an ice cream cone for all the stories and poems you've read this morning. I really appreciate your reading and commenting on the (relatively long) story "Snow." Very kind of you.
Rae, thanks for finding, reading, and commenting on Spring. Your note made me smile -- I'm so glad the story worked for you.
Rae, thanks so much for reading Girl. I really appreciate it.
Hi Rae, nice to hear from you. All best.
Thank you, everyone, for the warm welcome!
Really enjoyed the website.
Hi, Rae! Nice selection of favorite authors you got there.
Hi Rae--I don't come here as often as I used to, but good to see you here!
Nice to see you here, Rae.
Oh, and thanks on the kudos.
Heya back. Liked the part about him cuddling her arm like a teddy bear. Macabre. How's Moon Milk?