Tom Whalen [website]

Tom Whalen’s poetry and prose have appeared in AGNI, Caketrain, Fiction International, Gargoyle, The Georgia Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, The Idaho Review, The Iowa Review, Marginalia, Mississippi Review, The Missouri Review, Northwest Review, Ploughshares, The Quarterly, Sentence, Seattle Review, Sonora Review, The Southern Review, and elsewhere, as well as in several anthologies. His books include An Exchange of Letters, Roithamer’s Universe, Elongated Figures, and Winter Coat. He lives in Stuttgart, Germany.

Tom Whalen’s “Language Difficulties” appears in Caketrain Issue 02. He is the author of Dolls.

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:

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