Tamara Burross Grisanti is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Coffin Bell Journal. Tamara is a two-time Pushcart Prize nominee, and her poetry and fiction appear or are forthcoming in New Mexico Review, New World WritingEunoia Review, Chicago Literati, Former Cactus, Pussy Magic, The Literary Hatchet, and Corvus Review. She tweets @TamaraGrisanti, and you can find her on Facebook, too.





All That Energy We Waste on Self-Immolation” at New Mexico Review (with Justin Karcher) (May 2019) [poetry]



Sermon on the Mount” at Pussy Magic (with Justin Karcher) (October 2018) [poetry]

“The Apparition” in The Literary Hatchet (print) (October 2018) [short story]

Don’t Try to Be the Forest” at Corvus Review (July 2018) (download issue 10; pg. 130 of the PDF) [flash fiction]

Entropy” at Eunoia Review (May 2018) [short story]

Everyday Inconveniences” at formercactus (May 2018) [flash fiction]



Four New Fictions,” in New World Writing (2017) [flash fictions]

Clod,” in Chicago Literati [flash fiction]



Four Stories,” in New World Writing [flash fictions]

Migraines for Hegel” in New World Writing [short story]

Shady Grove” at Chicago Literati [flash fiction]

My Own Purgatory” at Eunoia Review  [flash fiction]



Horse Creek Levee” in New World Writing  [poetry]



Brunch with Mother” in New World Writing  [poetry]


tamaraburrossgrisantiInterview with Zero Flash, 2/23/18
Zero Flash: Why did you start your publication?

Tamara Burross Grisanti: I have always loved dark literature. If I were pressed to name only one favorite book, I would name Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Shelley’s masterpiece is so much more than just horror. I think that dark literature can reveal a lot about dark times. I started Coffin Bell because I wanted to give a platform to great dark work that interrogates and challenges traditional horror narratives, work that opens minds by opening wounds.


Read my interview with Zero Flash here!


Clod,” originally published at Chicago Literati.

Migraines for Hegel,” originally published at New World Writing.