Mme Kupka Among the Verticals

by Amber Sparks

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[Editor’s Note: Click on the triptych for a full view.]

Amber Sparks is the author of the short story collection May We Shed These Human Bodies, and co-author of the hybrid text The Desert Places, with Robert Kloss and Matt Kish. You can find her on Twitter at @ambernoelle most days.

What do you think of the challenge(s) of the triptych?

I think the main difficulty in creating a triptych is keeping the pieces connected without making them too explain-y. They should, I think, each have their own solid, standalone existence while simultaneously enhancing and creating mystery in the other pieces. To me that’s a big balancing act, but that’s why I love it — the challenge is exciting.


Congrats to Christopher Allen for having a work from HOUSEHOLD TOXINS being chosen to appear in BSF 2019 from Sonder Press.

Check out the write-up of the journal in The Writer.


Poetry, creative nonfiction, and fiction/prose poetry submissions is now CLOSED. Check out our new category triptychs! The next submission period opens September 15, 2019; submit here.


08/19 • Nick Ackerson
08/21 • Tyler Friend
08/22 • Nance Van Winckel (7 of 8)
08/26 • Suzanne Verrall
08/28 • Amelia Wright
08/29 • Nance Van Winckel (8 of 8)
09/02 • Kim Peter Kovac
09/04 • Ugonna-Ora Owoh
09/05 • Richard Baldasty (1 of 4)
09/07 • Briel Felton
09/12 • Richard Baldasty (2 of 4)
09/14 • Frances Badgett
09/19 • Richard Baldasty (3 of 4)
09/26 • Richard Baldasty (4 of 4)
10/03 • J.I. Kleinberg
12/02 • Tara Campbell