Lucille Lang Day

Lucy’s short stories, creative nonfiction, essays, and book reviews have appeared in such magazines as Cadillac Cicatrix, California Monthly, California Quarterly, Calyx, Eclipse, The Hudson Review, Istanbul Literary Review, Passages North, Pennsylvania English, Perihelion, Poetry Flash,, Rain City Review, River Oak Review, San Francisco Review of Books, Small Press Review, Waccamaw, and Willow Review. She has also published feature articles in California Living, ComputerLand Magazine, Forefront, Geo, Research Resources Reporter (National Institutes of Health), Mosaic (National Science Foundation), and Science Year (World Book Encyclopedia).

With Joan Skolnick and Carol Langbort, she co-authored How to Encourage Girls in Math and Science, a book that provides parents and educators with strategies and activities to encourage kindergarten through eighth-grade girls in math and science.

Lucy’s book-length memoir, eight chapters of which were published in literary magazines, appeared from Heyday in 2012:
Married at Fourteen: A True Story





Essays and Guest Blogs

My Book, the Movie
“Lucille Lang Day’s Married at Fourteen

The Page 99 Test
“Lucille Lang Day’s Married at Fourteen: A True Story

“Living With a Friend”

“Native American Poetry: Tradition, Resilience, and Truth”

Victoria M. Johnson: Inspiration, Creativity, Life, Writing
“Advice to Myself at Sixteen”

Women’s National Book Association – San Francisco
“Anthology Publishing: First, There’s the Dream”


“Paintings, Poems, and Prayer,” Inner East, by Marcia Falk, reviewed by Lucille Lang Day

Poetry Flash
“Phrases Lost and Found,” The Takeaway Bin: Poems, by Toni Mirosevich, reviewed by Lucille Lang Day
“A Poetry of Compassion,” At Work on the Garments of Refuge, by Daniel Marlin and Ralph Dranow, reviewed by Lucille Lang Day

“Floret/Phosphor/Bird/Water/Light,” The Amateur Scientist’s Notebook: Poems, by Jesse DeLong, reviewed by Lucille Lang Day

Talking Writing
“Jan Steckel’s Skeletons,” The Horizontal Poet, by Jan Steckel, reviewed by Lucille Lang Day

Creative Nonfiction

Ghost Town
“Cousin Jan”

Poetry Flash
“To Be a Poet”

Psychological Perspectives
“All Life Is a Circle: Poetry and the Search for My Native American Roots”

Waccamaw: A Journal of Contemporary Literature
“Poet as Scientist”

Short Stories

Amarillo Bay
“Ordinary Behavior”

“The Girl at Ocean Beach”

Green Hills Literary Lantern
“The Painter”

Serving House: A Journal of Literary Arts
“The Last Slave”

“The Prophet”