Between Camelots

by Julie Benesh




Julie lives in Chicago with two cats, lots of books, and her long-term, multi-distant sweetheart Roman. She has an MFA in fiction from Warren Wilson College a PhD in human and organizational systems, and day jobs as a full-time professor and part-time management consultant.


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What surprising, fascinating stuff can you tell us about the origin, drafting, and/or final version of “Between Camelots”?

I have long been lulled by the incantation of book titles. While I was quarantined (with them) their gentle murmurs segued into urgent, insistent chants and shouts. The titles were both the exo-skeleton that sheltered all the nuanced inner workings holding all the processes together and calls and responses not just to me, but to one another. While I had “written” (found? discovered? sculpted? hosted?) several of these book spine narratives, on various themes, some shared photographically and others as prose poems, a triptych seemed like the best means yet of honoring the original creators without whom these voices would not be heard, let alone converse together.


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

Matter Press recently released titles from Meg Boscov, Abby Frucht, Robert McBrearty, Tori Bond, Kathy Fish, and Christopher Allen. Click here.

Matter Press is now offering private flash fiction workshops and critiques of flash fiction collections here.


Poetry, creative nonfiction, and fiction/prose poetry submissions are now OPEN. The submission period closes June 15, 2020; submit here.


08/03 • Darlene Scott
08/05 • Jocelyn Ulevicus
08/06 • Amy Bobeda (1 of 6)
08/10 • Cynthia Belmont
08/12 • J. C. Todd
08/13 • Amy Bobeda (2 of 6)
08/17 • Jo Gatford
08/19 • Amanda Vineyardx
08/20 • Amy Bobeda (3 of 6)
08/24 • Eva Jordan
08/26 • Gary Fincke
08/27 • Amy Bobeda (4 of 6)
08/31 • Renee Agatep
09/01 • Başak Yirmibeşoğlu
09/03 • Amy Bobeda (5 of 6)
09/07 • Paige Welsh
09/09 • Avital Gad-Cykman
09/10 • Amy Bobeda (6 of 6)
09/14 • Julianne Di Nenna
09/16 • Joey Kim
09/17 • Erika Kanda
09/21 • Brittany Oppenheimer