Angélique Jamail

Biography

Angélique Jamail’s poetry and essays have appeared in over two dozen anthologies and journals, including New Reader Magazine, Waxwing, Time-Slice, Improbable Worlds, Pluck Magazine, The Milk of Female Kindness––An Anthology of Honest Motherhood, Untameable City: Poems on the Nature of Houston, Femmeliterate, Bayou City Magazine, and The Enchantment of the Ordinary. Her work was selected as a Finalist for the New Letters Prize in Poetry in 2011. Her magic realism novelette Finis. (Odeon Press) has been praised by fiction writer Ari Marmell as having “some of the most real people I’ve encountered via text in a long time,” and by poet Marie Marshall as “a witty tale of conformity, prejudice, and transformation, in a world that is disturbing as much for its familiarity as for its strangeness.” She teaches Creative Writing and English in Houston. Find her online at her blog Sappho’s Torque (www.SapphosTorque.com).

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Books

Homecoming
Pre-release—available September 1, 2020. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,310. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Coming of age
Immigrant coming-of-age story set against backdrop of gang violence. Fantastical elements. YA/adult. Book discussion guide.
The Sharp Edges of Water
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 10,310. Language: American English. Published: December 15, 2018. Categories: Poetry » American poetry » General
This is a book of stories as much as a collection of poems. In it, the characters swerve between the rain-drenched, tree-lined, concrete plains of Houston and the voluptuous, dynamic terrain of Los Angeles. They face multiple realities, and though they’re earnestly grounded, they sometimes swim in the waters of magic realism. Their story is both relatable and a little bit surreal.
Finis.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,050. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
In a world where one’s Animal Affinity is a sign of maturity and worth, Elsa’s inability to demonstrate hers is becoming more than a disappointing nuisance; it’s becoming a danger. FINIS. is the magic realism of our time, a story of finding one's way to the end of things, of persevering through the dregs of life to discover something more.

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