Toni Mirosevich

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Toni Mirosevich's new book of stories, Spell Heaven, is forthcoming from Counterpoint Press in Spring 2022. The linked stories--about an overlooked community in a crumbling coastal town in the Bay Area--have previously appeared in Catapult, North American Review, Pleiades, and elsewhere. Toni is the author of six books of poetry and prose and lives with her wife in Pacifica, CA. Learn more on her website,


Cover Photo: This photograph shows the author's desk set up in the top room of a fishing cannery. We see her small desk looking out the window and nestled among boxes and equipment.
Cover Photo: A dirty truck window is in focus in this photo of a farmer at work with lush green hill country in the background. The farmer is walking toward an open gate.
Opening the Gate to the Stranger and Strange Thought

Toni Mirosevich explains the writing process behind one of her Catapult essays and explores one of her craft theories, which she calls “opening the gate”

May 18, 2021
Cover Photo: In this photograph, a whale rises above the ocean, water droplets streaming from its pale fins. The weather is sunny but the blue tones in the color are chilly, as if the picture were taken on a brisk day in the autumn
As If You and I Agree

It’s relieving when you find someone who feels the same way you do about Covid-19 risk and public safety. But what about those who disagree?

Nov 10, 2020
Cover Photo: Photograph by Wonderlane/Flickr
Taking My First Step Toward a Stranger

If you’re lonely, you can spot another lonely person a mile off. The lonely can recognize kin.

Apr 29, 2019
Cover Photo: Rob Pettengill/flickr
The Year of Mercy: Too Far Gone on the California Coast

Misfits, outliers, drifters have always lived by the sea and at the mercy of the elements.

Jun 05, 2018