Peggy Schimmelman is a San Francisco Bay Area writer. Her work includes the poetry chapbooks Tick-tock (Finishing Line Press) and Crazytown (Writing Knights Press) and the novel Whippoorwills. She is co-author of Long Stories Short, by Wild Vine Writers. Her poetry and short stories have appeared in North American Review, Quiet Lightning’s Sparkle ‘n Blink, WinningWriters.com, NovellaT, The Aleola Journal of Poetry and Art, Pacific Review, Comstock Review, The Wild Musette, Bella Mused, Kind of a Hurricane Press, 100wordstories.org and others.
What's New: On August 31, 2018, I'll be reading from my new poetry chapbook, Tick-Tock (now available from Amazon.com) at the Octopus Literary Salon in Oakland at 4:00 p.m. with three other Bay Area Finishing LIne Press poets: Laura Schulkind, Cynthia Patton, and Jessica Barksdale. Readings at other Bay Area locations, including Livermore, will follow.
Recent publications: the title poem from Tick-tock also appears in the Marin Poetry Center Anthology, published in September. I'm also excited about publication of my short memoir piece "A Not So Fine Line" in the North American Review, in March, and "A Poem in Three" ( a musical poem) appears in the most recent Wild Musette Journal, Vegetable Pulp. Two other new poems were published at Eunoia Review, an online poetry publisher. (See below for link), and two others will appear in the Haight-Ashbury Journal this summer.
Read "Tick-Tock" title poem below:
Another sample poem from my new poetry chapbook "Tick-Tock":
My first poetry chapbook, Crazytown, was published in 2016 by Writing Knights Press.
I was invited to read my poem "Here, There is a There" as part of Quiet Lightning's event at Dog-Eared Books in San Francisco. From the chapbook Crazytown:
Writing Knights Press, 2016
Poetry Reading at Main Street Designs in Livermore, CA. "The Last Lullaby" was a favorite with the audience.
Writing Knights Press 2016
Wild Vine Writers, my writing group and co-authors of Long Stories Short, a collection of 100 word stories. All proceeds went to Tri-Valley Haven, a non-profit, to purchase books for children who came through their doors. The publication includes "Tonto Wasn't My Real Name," originally published by 100wordstories.com.