Hyperlexia Journal

Hyperlexia Journal Hyperlexia is an online literary journal of poetry and prose about the autism spectrum.

Three new poems up on our site today by Pat Anthony!https://hyperlexiajournal.com/poetry/pat-anthony/
07/27/2017

Three new poems up on our site today by Pat Anthony!

https://hyperlexiajournal.com/poetry/pat-anthony/

Pat Anthony is a recently retired special education teacher and parent of an adult child who has grown up with Asperger’s. She loves the serendipity of people with autism together with the ch…

A new poem by Shaindel Beers is up on our website today.https://hyperlexiajournal.com/poetry/shaindel-beers/
05/04/2016

A new poem by Shaindel Beers is up on our website today.

https://hyperlexiajournal.com/poetry/shaindel-beers/

Shaindel Beers is the author of two full-length poetry collections, A Brief History of Time (2009) and The Children’s War and Other Poems (2013), both from Salt Publishing. She teaches at Blue Moun…

Additional poems by Quraysh Ali Lansana appear on our site today, too.http://hyperlexiajournal.com/poetry/quraysh-ali-la...
03/24/2016

Additional poems by Quraysh Ali Lansana appear on our site today, too.

http://hyperlexiajournal.com/poetry/quraysh-ali-lansana-2/

Quraysh Ali Lansana is author of five poetry books, three textbooks, a children’s book, editor of eight anthologies, and coauthor of a book of pedagogy. He is Associate Professor of English/C…

A new poem by Ron Riekki is up on Hyperlexia's website today.http://hyperlexiajournal.com/poetry/ron-riekki/
03/24/2016

A new poem by Ron Riekki is up on Hyperlexia's website today.

http://hyperlexiajournal.com/poetry/ron-riekki/

Ron Riekki’s nonfiction, fiction, and poetry have been published in River Teeth, Spillway, New Ohio Review, Shenandoah, Canary, Bellevue Literary Review, Prairie Schooner, New Orleans Review, Littl…

A very moving essay by Connie Earl is up on our website today.http://hyperlexiajournal.com/essays/connie-earl/
12/22/2015

A very moving essay by Connie Earl is up on our website today.

http://hyperlexiajournal.com/essays/connie-earl/

Connie Earl is a family physician and the mother of two magical boys. She lives and practices medicine in Sonoma County, California. This weekend, my son asked me to cut his hair short. He had just...

A new poem by Jan Baross is up on our site today:http://hyperlexiajournal.com/poetry/jan-baross/
03/07/2015

A new poem by Jan Baross is up on our site today:
http://hyperlexiajournal.com/poetry/jan-baross/

Jan Baross is the author of the novel Jose Builds a Woman, short stories, screenplays, and poetry. She has taught filmmaking and made a number of award winning documentaries. The impetus for this p...

A new poem by Jonathan Andrews is up on our website today:http://hyperlexiajournal.com/poetry/jonathan-andrews/
09/10/2014

A new poem by Jonathan Andrews is up on our website today:
http://hyperlexiajournal.com/poetry/jonathan-andrews/

Jonathan Andrews is an undergraduate student from the U.K. studying English at King's College, London. He was diagnosed with PDD-NOS, an autism spectrum disorder, at age nine. His poetry is often c...

A new prose poem by Heather Patterson is up on our website today: http://hyperlexiajournal.com/poetry/heather-patterson/
12/31/2013

A new prose poem by Heather Patterson is up on our website today: http://hyperlexiajournal.com/poetry/heather-patterson/

Heather Patterson is married to her high school sweetheart of 20 years, and together they are raising two growing boys in the heart of the Midwest. Like so many do, she thought she had her whole li...

Another new essay is up on our site today, by Amanda Hilles. http://hyperlexiajournal.com/essays/amanda-hilles/
07/06/2013

Another new essay is up on our site today, by Amanda Hilles. http://hyperlexiajournal.com/essays/amanda-hilles/

Amanda Hilles studied creative and professional writing at Missouri State University. An avid writer of both poetry and creative non-fiction, Amanda is currently working on publishing a memo...

We hope you'll spend some of your holiday weekend reading a new essay up on our site today by Elizabeth Fortescue: http:...
07/06/2013

We hope you'll spend some of your holiday weekend reading a new essay up on our site today by Elizabeth Fortescue: http://hyperlexiajournal.com/essays/elizabeth-fortescue/

Elizabeth Fortescue is a pediatric cardiologist who has shifted pursuits to focus on raising her special son, William. She has written a memoir about parenting him entitled, A Different Kind of Sm...

New work up on our site today by Quraysh Ali Lansana. http://hyperlexiajournal.com/poetry/quraysh-ali-lansana/
04/29/2013

New work up on our site today by Quraysh Ali Lansana. http://hyperlexiajournal.com/poetry/quraysh-ali-lansana/

Quraysh Ali Lansana is author of five poetry books, three textbooks, a children's book, editor of eight anthologies, and coauthor of a book of pedagogy. He is Associate Professor of English/Creativ...

We hope you'll enjoy this new piece of fiction by Debra M. Fox new to our site today. http://hyperlexiajournal.com/ficti...
03/05/2013

We hope you'll enjoy this new piece of fiction by Debra M. Fox new to our site today. http://hyperlexiajournal.com/fiction/debra-m-fox/

Debra M. Fox has published poems in various haiku journals. She is a lawyer and the director of an adoption agency. She lives just outside Philadelphia with her family, including her son Matthew, w...

Check out the new work up on our site today!http://hyperlexiajournal.com/poetry/395-2/
11/28/2012

Check out the new work up on our site today!
http://hyperlexiajournal.com/poetry/395-2/

Craig Kurtz (aka Timothy Tyme, Barry Stoller, Calliope Kurtz, Van Halen Kurtz), Asperger’s, lives at Twin Oaks Intentional Community. He recorded the Philosophic Collage EP in 1981, now in re...

05/21/2012

Two new poems by Phil Shils are up on Hyperlexia today. Come have a read! http://hyperlexiajournal.com/poetry/phil-shils/

Phil Shils is a 46-year old physician assistant living in Decatur, Illinois. He’s a member of the newnew pennies poetry collective. His poetry has appeared in Aquil Relle and elimae, and he h...

It's Autism Awareness Month! We hope you'll visit our website and read the wonderful selections we have to offer, includ...
04/05/2012

It's Autism Awareness Month! We hope you'll visit our website and read the wonderful selections we have to offer, including this new poem up today by Krys Melton. http://hyperlexiajournal.com/poetry/krys-melton/

Krys Melton is a senior at Grandview University in Des Moines, Iowa, where she is majoring in Secondary Education and English. “Instinctive Response” was inspired by her work as a camp counselo...

Two new poems by Byron Case appear on our website today. Have a read!
12/01/2011

Two new poems by Byron Case appear on our website today. Have a read!

Byron is an Aspergian writer from Kansas City, currently campaigning against a sentence of life without parole in Missouri. His work appears in a variety of periodicals, on his blog, and in the boo...

A new poem by Nicole Nicholson is up on our site today.
10/14/2011

A new poem by Nicole Nicholson is up on our site today.

Nicole Nicholson was called to poetry as a teenager and hasn't left since. In addition to winning a 2010 Naturally Autistic People Award, her work has been featured in qaartsiluni and by Awe in Aut...

Two new poems by Nicole Taylor are up on our site today.
09/30/2011

Two new poems by Nicole Taylor are up on our site today.

Nicole Taylor has many hopeful projects and no MFAs. She has been published both online and in print, including winning local prizes in Oregon. She is an artist, volunteer, hiker, and dancer, f...

A new poem is up on our site today by Anne Skalitza.
09/27/2011

A new poem is up on our site today by Anne Skalitza.

Anne Skalitza is the mother of two sons who are on the autism spectrum. She is a former elementary school teacher and is now a freelance writer with many publication credits for short stories, essa...

Visit our website to read a new poem by Liz Dolan.
09/26/2011

Visit our website to read a new poem by Liz Dolan.

Liz Dolan’s second poetry manuscript, A Secret of Long Life, which is seeking a publisher, was nominated for the Robert McGovern Prize. She has been published in On the Mason Dixon Line: An Antho...

Two new poems by Paul Hostovsky are up on our site today.
07/23/2011

Two new poems by Paul Hostovsky are up on our site today.

Paul Hostovsky’s poems have won a Pushcart Prize, the Muriel Craft Bailey Award from The Comstock Review, and numerous poetry chapook contests. He has been featured on Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, The Writer’s Almanac, and Best of the Net 2008 and 2009. His latest book of poems is A Little in Love a L

Lovely new poem up today by Kate Fox. Come on over and have a read.
06/15/2011

Lovely new poem up today by Kate Fox. Come on over and have a read.

Kate Fox is a poet, spoken word artist, and former radio journalist based in the north of England. She’s developing a show called “A Portrait of the Autist As A Young Woman” based on her experiences of growing up with many traits of autism. You can find out more about Kate on her website.

06/14/2011

New essay by Stacy Chase just published today that we're sure will resonate with many.

New poem up today by Dan Kelty. Check it out!
06/02/2011

New poem up today by Dan Kelty. Check it out!

Dan Kelty is a high school Spanish teacher in St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives with his two children. He has been published in Ni**od, White Pelican Review, Sleetmagazine and other literary journals.

Visit our website to read a new poem by Chris August - a beautifully crafted sestina about autism from an educator's per...
05/24/2011

Visit our website to read a new poem by Chris August - a beautifully crafted sestina about autism from an educator's perspective.

Chris August is a special needs educator, poet, and screenwriter from Baltimore, Maryland. He has toured the country as a nationally-ranked performance poet and is currently working on a pilot for a television show set in a special needs high school.

04/25/2011

It's the last week of autism awareness month. Mark the occasion by sending us your submissions!

Hyperlexia is interested in honest, thoughtful, well-written poetry and prose (fiction, personal essays, and letters) about being on the autism spectrum or loving someone who is. We want genuine and truthful writing about autism. Our journal showcases real life with autism, both the good and the bad

A new essay by Tess White is up on our essays page today. Check it out!
03/28/2011

A new essay by Tess White is up on our essays page today. Check it out!

Tess White is a preschool teacher who is currently earning her degree in Human Development with an Early Childhood Development and Care Certificate. She lives on Orcas Island in the San Juan Islands of Washington State with her family, including her daughter Erin, who is on the autism spectrum. Tess

Come on over to our website and read Jamie Pacton's thoughtful piece in our new feature, "Fascination with Letters".
03/25/2011

Come on over to our website and read Jamie Pacton's thoughtful piece in our new feature, "Fascination with Letters".

Jamie Pacton lives in Milwaukee with her husband Adam and her sons Liam (almost 3) and Eliot (9 months). She is a work-from-home mom who teaches composition and technical writing for several online universities. She has published creative non-fiction in Now and Then: The Appalachian Magazine and The

03/22/2011

We're adding a new feature to our website, "Fascination with Letters". We'll be publishing letters written to family members, friends, teachers, and communities on the subject of autism. If you've written a letter like this about yourself or your child, we'd love to see it! Check out the submission guidelines on our website.

03/11/2011

We've moved and redesigned our website and are now taking submissions again, year-round! We look forward to reading your work.

Hyperlexia is a literary journal celebrating the autism spectrum. We publish poetry, fiction, and personal essays by individuals on the spectrum as well as by those who love them.

Submissions for issue  #2 are being accepted through July 31, 2009.  Check out submission guidelines at the link below.
05/15/2009

Submissions for issue #2 are being accepted through July 31, 2009. Check out submission guidelines at the link below.

Brittney's poems have appeared in numerous literary journals, including Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Hayden's Ferry Review, The Oregon Review, Stringtown, Manzanita Quarterly, and Many Mountains Moving, ...

Issue  #1 is now online!
04/24/2009

Issue #1 is now online!

When my son began showing signs of autism, my family and I entered a world I could not have imagined. Our lives suddenly included evaluations, assessments, appointments, and an endless stream of pressure ...

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Three new poems up on our site today by Pat Anthony!

https://hyperlexiajournal.com/poetry/pat-anthony/
A new poem by Shaindel Beers is up on our website today.

https://hyperlexiajournal.com/poetry/shaindel-beers/
Additional poems by Quraysh Ali Lansana appear on our site today, too.

http://hyperlexiajournal.com/poetry/quraysh-ali-lansana-2/
A new poem by Ron Riekki is up on Hyperlexia's website today.

http://hyperlexiajournal.com/poetry/ron-riekki/
A very moving essay by Connie Earl is up on our website today.

http://hyperlexiajournal.com/essays/connie-earl/
A new poem by Jan Baross is up on our site today:
http://hyperlexiajournal.com/poetry/jan-baross/
A new story by Joseph Sloan is also up on our site today:

http://hyperlexiajournal.com/fiction/joseph-sloan/
A new poem by Jonathan Andrews is up on our website today:
http://hyperlexiajournal.com/poetry/jonathan-andrews/
A new poem by April Salzano is also up on our website today: http://hyperlexiajournal.com/poetry/april-salzano/
A new prose poem by Heather Patterson is up on our website today: http://hyperlexiajournal.com/poetry/heather-patterson/
Another new essay is up on our site today, by Amanda Hilles. http://hyperlexiajournal.com/essays/amanda-hilles/
We hope you'll spend some of your holiday weekend reading a new essay up on our site today by Elizabeth Fortescue: http://hyperlexiajournal.com/essays/elizabeth-fortescue/