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Kenny A. Chaffin

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Kenny A. Chaffin writes poetry, fiction and nonfiction and has published poems and fiction in Microfiction Monday Magazine, Eunoia Review, The Bay Review, Caney River Reader, WritersHood, Star*Line, MiPo, Melange and Ad Astra and has published nonfiction in The Writer, The Electron, Writers Journal and Today’s Family. He grew up in southern Oklahoma and now lives in Denver, CO where he works hard to make enough of a living to support two cats, numerous wild birds and a bevy of squirrels. His poetry collections No Longer Dressed in Black, The Poet of Utah Park, The Joy of Science, A Fleeting Existence, a collection of flash fiction Prosthetic Amalgams, science essays How do we Know, and a memoir Growing Up Stories are all available at Amazon ...more

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Kenny A. Chaffin My most recent book is Prosthetic Amalgams and I came to it gradually over the last couple of years. I had came across Lydia Davis from an NPR…moreMy most recent book is Prosthetic Amalgams and I came to it gradually over the last couple of years. I had came across Lydia Davis from an NPR interview and loved what she was doing with flash fiction. I have been reading Stuart Dybek for a while but rediscovered him when I began a serious study of Flash Fiction and Nonfiction. I then turned to Prose Poetry something I had not paid much attention to until I realized the commonalities of all these forms. I ran into David Shumate who exploded my head, Nin Alexander, and many more prose poets and the direction was set. Prosthetic Amalgams is an 'amalgam' of all these forms - Flash Fiction, Flash Nonfiction and prose poetry.
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No Longer Dressed in Black

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Prosthetic Amalgams II


My latest collection of flash fiction, prose poetry, and short stories Prosthetic Amalgams II is now available at Amazon.com



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message 4: by Kenny (last edited Jul 02, 2013 09:03AM)

Kenny Chaffin Derrick wrote: "So you're an author! Seen you a lot on MR, but didn't realize you were an author. Guess that'll teach me to pay more attention to sigs, etc.

Thanks for the add :)"


Ha, well yeah I'm trying. Working on editing/finalizing a collection of science articles I hope to e-publish in the next few weeks.

Will be watching/reading your reviews here.

Thanks for the note!


MrsJoseph Hi Kenny! Glad to run into you!


message 2: by Kenny

Kenny Chaffin astrangerhere wrote: "You'll find my reviews, er, lacking. I use this site to track my reading, but my reviews, such as they are, go in my book journal, not the web. But glad to have you on the list anyway :)"

I'm just hangin' out here, some good recommendations and reviews. :)

Thanks. Enjoy!


astrangerhere You'll find my reviews, er, lacking. I use this site to track my reading, but my reviews, such as they are, go in my book journal, not the web. But glad to have you on the list anyway :)


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