sammie downing writing new zealand blog

The poet Ed Roberson once told me, "You only have one life and you only have one work." I've taken this advice perhaps too literally  and have lived in 7 states and two countries. I've been a housekeeper, a huntress and a fraud investigator. Forever in search of the lions in this world, the lions of my heart.

You can find my work here:

Forthcoming: The Capra Review

Rogue Agent

Gazing Grain Press 2017 Prose Contest Finalist

Yes Poetry

3 am Magazine

Entropy Magazine

Anti-Heroin Chic