Read Polly’s Work Online

Jan 2016

The Expense of a View has won the Katherine Anne Porter Award for Short Fiction  judged by Chris Offutt.

You can read selections of Polly’s fiction and poetry online at the following journals, magazines and publishers. Links to an interview, reviews and news are also included.


“Festival” in Witness

“Void of Course” in Zone 3

“Mirage” in The Spokesman-Review, also available as a podcast at The Bookshelf from Spokane Public Radio

“Ghost Hole” at Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art

Chapter 9: “Haunting”, a novel excerpt from Long White Robe, in Cirque vol. 3, no. 2

“The Hummingbird” in Silk Road

“Compliance” in The New Orleans Review


“This Thin Road” in The Spokesman

“Recalibration” in Threepenny Review
Also featured on Poetry Daily (

“the river people”; “statement of place: polly buckingham”; “the last day of january”; “this thin road”; “driving home”; “savior”; “spirits”; and “the thinker” at Cascadia Review

“Your Big Toe” in Hiram

“The Crone” at The Farfield

“Exile” in Cirque vol. 4, no. 2

“Morning Wash” and “After You’re Gone” (Pushcart nomination) at Green Hills Literary Lantern

Interviews, Readings and Guest Blogs

Reading at Eastern Oregon University, Feb 15, 2018, Ars Poetica

Interview with Eugenio Duarte for New Books in Psychology about The Expense of a View:

Interview with Merideth Jeffries on KYRS for the release of The Expense of a View:

Interview in the Cheney Free Press

Interview with Jan Bowman

Blog Post

Emerging Writers Network Guest Blog – “John Cheever and Joy Williams: Experimentalism and Psychosis in Fiction”

Reviews of The Expense of a View

Kirkus Reviews Review of The Expense of a View

Casey Bush, editor of Bear Deluxe reviews The Expense of a View

Literate Quilter Review of Expense of a View

Summerset Review review of The Expense of a View

Story366 Review of Expense of a View

Small Press Picks review of The Expense of a View

Other Reviews

Review of “Honey” published in Signs of Life

Review of “Compliance” in The New Orleans Review

Editor’s Note from The Gettysburg Review, Nov 2015

Review of “Your Big Toe” on New Pages (poem appeared in Hiram)

What Wendy Fox is Reading–Review of A Year of Silence


Washington State Artist Trust Fellowship

More about the Jeanne Leiby Memorial Chapbook Award from The Florida Review

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