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O-8: My Visit With a Nuclear Missile, by Ellen Orleans


Once a prolific social satirist (last century, her parody The Butches of Madison County won a 1995 Lambda Literary award), Ellen Orleans now writes fiction, non-fiction, and half-fiction. Her story “Outreach” won the 2007 Gertrude Press chapbook competition, while her fable “Comfort” appears in Primal Picnics (Jennifer Heath, ed., Whole World Press, 2010). Ellen been published in Palimpsest, Dante’s Heart, The Washington Post, and GirlJock Magazine, among others. She’s currently working on Prayer for Dew, a series of prose poems, and Pedestal, a collection of narratives and ruminations on her parents’ marriage and mother’s death. In addition to writing, Ellen runs Boulder’s Yellow Pine Reading Series, assembles art, looks for birds, and stumps for zero waste.



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