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New Staff Member! Prasanna Surakanti, Feature Contributor

IMG_1215cahoodaloodaling is excited to announce that Prasanna Surakanti, from our third issue, is joining our staff as a feature contributor!

Prasanna’s work has previously appeared in Terracotta Typewriter, Ignite, Orion headless, Urban Confustions, Magic Cat Press, The Applicant, The BluePrint Review, Spillway, cahoodaloodaling, the anthology Something’s Brewing (Kind of a Hurricane Press, 2014), and the collaborative chapbook The Motion in Motive, among others.

Prasanna’s reader self is best summed up by the first few paragraphs of Ben Dolan’s essay, “Crafting a Nonfiction Ending When Your Subject Isn’t Dead Yet.”

When she is not tweeting about something great that she just read, she is looking for that something that prompts her to write. To find out how those missions end, read our review of her collection Family Forever.

If you are in the Baltimore area Mid Feb-March, her collaborative work with artist Janet Little Jeffers in The Light Ekphrastic will be on display at David Mikow Art Gallery.



“Prasanna’s Parrot Picks & Prompts” will spotlight work from our sister journals at Sundress Publications: Pretty Owl Poetry, Rogue Agent, Stirring, and Wicked Alice.

Much like the astrology practiced in Telangana in which a parrot is used to pick some cards as luck for the customer, Prasanna hopes her picks will bring luck (and inspiration) to our readers.

Our first installment of “Prasanna’s Parrot Picks & Prompts” will be out at the end of the month!


Issue #18 – Historical (Re)Tell

He says, “She spoke at Chautauquas while her stepchildren sang and danced. She was married to William Albert Wiseman, your great-great-great-grandfather. The one who founded the Methodist Church on Crocker by Woodland Cemetery. You know where that is, Laura.” Read the full Guest Editor’s Letter.

Cover Historical (Re)Tell

 Guest Editor’s Spotlight: The Hired Man by KateLynn Hibbard

Joshua Trees by Susana H. Case

Jazz Fusion Bolero by Sophie Jupillat

Remembering Hugo by Deanna Northrup

Carolina Wren by Joshua Allen Aiken

Freud Looks At a Picture of His Mother by July Westhale

(Re)Dreaming by Iryna Lialko

My Standardized Home by Terry Barr

The Lunatic Ball & Other Poems by Margo Taft Stever

Laura Madeline Wiseman Interviews Margo Taft Stever

Shards by Laura Yevchak

The Dinner by Ron Burch

Scheherazade by James Gallant

Bathing Caps Required by Timothy Gerken

Rachel Nix Interviews Kelly Boyker of Menacing Hedge

Laura Madeline WisemanLaura Madeline Wiseman is the author of twenty books and chapbooks and the editor of Women Write Resistance: Poets Resist Gender Violence. Her collaborative book Intimates and Fools is an Honor Book for the 2015 Nebraska Book Award. Her book Queen of the Platform explores the life of the suffragist, lecturer, and poet Matilda Fletcher Wiseman. Her critical reviews have appeared in Prairie Schooner, Ploughshares, Calyx, and The Iowa Review. She teaches poetry in the Writing for the Schools Program and in the Women’s and Gender Studies Department at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.


Issue #3 – Twitter Poems and Six Word Stories


by Maude Larke

by Lauren Pifer

by Prasanna Surakanti

If You Have Wasted the Morning
by George H Northrup

by Craig Faustus Buck

Limited Offer
by Ry Stevens

Stupid Advice
by Jeannine Bergers

by John Blake Wolf

Facial Recognition
by Kevin McGuirk