Hi, I’m Tracy Mishkin, a call center veteran with a PhD and a graduate of the MFA program in Creative Writing at Butler University. My first chapbook, I Almost Didn’t Make It to McDonald’s, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2014. Five Oaks Press published my second chapbook, The Night I Quit Flossing, in 2016. My third chapbook, This Is Still Life, came out in 2018 from Brain Mill Press.
Since my last chapbook was published, I’ve been working on a full-length manuscript. The current title is A Broken Rake Still Gathering Leaves.
Here is a list of my publications that can be viewed online as of April, 2021. It was really fun to go through and check the links. Seriously. I haven’t seen some of these poems in a while. Thank you for supporting my work and poetry in general.
“Safekeeping” was published in the Brain Mill Press Voices National Poetry Month feature in April 2021 at http://bmpvoices.com/editors-choice-poems-week-1/.Scroll all the way down.
“Telling” was published in The Indianapolis Review.
“Triage” was published in Red-Headed Stepchild. (Follow link, then click title of poem.)
“One More Bad Day” was published in Unbroken.
“After Setbacks, We Go Sideways” was published in *82 Review.
“Crime of Passion” appeared in the Indiana Humanities National Poetry Month feature for 2017.
“Decision at the Buzzer,” “Summer Camp with Salvador Dali,” and “Cyrano at Large” were published in Jokes Review.
“Bar Mitzvah Road Trip” and “Swamp Rats” were published in On the Veranda.
“Walkabout” and “Alarum” were published in Poetry South.
“November” was published in concīs. Scroll all the way down.
“The Unexpected Painting” was published in Poetry City, USA.
“Pole Position” won Honorable Mention in the Indy 500 Poetry Contest, an initiative of the Arts, Culture & Youth Committee of the 100th Running Host Committee. Read the top 33 poems at http://indianahumanities.org/500poet.
“The Thaw” was published in Clementine (Unbound). Scroll all the way down.
“Traveler,” “ghost bicycle,” and “101st Homicide, 2015” were published in Lockjaw .
“Metastasis” was published in The Quotable.
“Vision Problem” took third place in the Social Justice category of the Indiana Poetry Awards.
“Sorority” was published in pioneertown.
“Aubade” was published in A Quiet Courage.
“Arse Poetica” was published in Gutzine: A Zine about Bodily Functions.
“In This Economy, You Take What You Can Get” was published in Rat’s Ass Review.
“Judgment Call” was published in Amygdala.
“Self-Portrait with Pit Bull” was published in the Indiana Humanities National Poetry Month feature for 2015.
“The Gleaners” was published in Word Soup.