pedro ponce

Photograph by Matt Valentine

Pedro Ponce is the author of Stories After Goya (Tree Light Books) and Superstitions of Apartment Life (Burnside Review Press). His fiction has appeared recently in Gargoyle, A cappella Zoo, and Copper Nickel. He is the recipient of a 2012 National Endowment for the Arts literature fellowship in creative writing. He lives in Canton, NY. His website is


Praise for stories after goya

[Ponce] forces the readers to recognize the darker parts of themselves that they did not want to see. […] I love these sentences, because they capture something strange and awful about contemporary life in the United States, one split into two worlds, where some of us are “free” to enjoy cobbled paths and desert, while others are trapped behind this invisible glass, struggling and eager to find the language in order to be accepted.
—Claire Jimenez, [PANK]

What most excites about Pedro Ponce’s Stories After Goya is its strong imaginative approach: it takes a set of art-objects, inventions of the mind, and hews more mindfulness thereout. […] another of Ponce’s gifts: a deft, unusual touch with verb forms.
—Joseph Spece, Sharkpack Poetry Review


Online Publications

"The Library Shelves of Babel" in New Flash Fiction

"David Shields" in Queen Mobs Teahouse