Mercedes Lawry

Mercedes Lawry has been publishing for over 30 years in magazines such as Poetry, Rhino, Nimrod, Fine Madness, Natural Bridge, and others. She has received honors from Seattle Arts Commission, Artist Trust, Jack Straw Writers Program and held a residency at Hedgebrook. Originally from Pittsburgh, she has lived in Seattle for 25 years.

Mercedes Lawry’s “Roaming Summer,” “Help, I’m Running Backward and It Feels So Good,” and “Leopard, snake, alligator” appear 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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