Nan Byrne

Nan Byrne is a well known feminist poet, the author of two books, and has won awards for her screenplays. Her work has appeared in numerous literary magazines including new poetry in Borderlands, Other Voices International, and Poemmemoirstory. She writes the popular blog Bar Stories ( from Virginia Beach, Virginia. Her recently edited anthology of short fiction, Bar Stories, is now available from SPD books. For the past year she has been working on a National Geographic Channel documentary, American Skinhead, about the resurgence of the racist skinhead movement in the United States.

Nan Byrne‚Äôs “Reptile World” appears in Caketrain Issue 02.

Caketrain is a literary journal and press based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Our interest is in bringing you, reader, the very best in contemporary creative writing, full stop. Our goals are for each issue of our journal to submerge you in a birthing tank for gelatinous language monsters, young masses of tentacular foci undulating as directed (in all, at once) by our eclectic stable of contributors; for each new book we publish to seduce and ensnare you, sometimes intangibly, always undeniably; and for you, reader, to be able to draw at least one passage from our banks that prods your mind with such precision and power that it feels as if it was written for your eyes alone. To wit and to whet, here is a snippet, a slight nip of our delicious lit mix:

Copyright 2003-2006 Caketrain Journal and Press. Rights to literature revert to their respective authors.
ISSN 1547-6839.

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