Serving House: A Journal of Literary Arts
  • Home
  • About
  • Archive
  • Bio Notes
  • Bookshelf
  • Contents
  • Submit
SHJ Issue 17
Fall 2017

Why My “T” Sticks

by Pam Ward

He threw a MacBook at me
from the upstairs
front window.
“Now use that in
a poem you bitch!”
so I did.


SHJ Issue 17
Fall 2017

Pam Ward

is the author of a poetry collection, Between Good Men & No Man at All, and four novels, including the recently completed I’ll Get You My Pretty (a true account of a 1940s black actress who dated the Black Dahlia murderer), Bad Girls Burn Slow (Dafina, 2008), and Want Some Get Some (Kensington Books, 2007). Her short stories appear in The Best American Erotica, Men We Cherish, and Gynomite, and her poetry appears in Scream When you Burn, Grand Passion, Calyx, Catch the Fire, Voices from Leimert Park, and elsewhere.

A native of Los Angeles, she operates her own graphic design studio, Ward Graphics, and runs her own publishing house, Short Dress Press. In addition, she has edited five anthologies, including Picasso’s Mistress, What the Body Remembers, and The Supergirls Handbook: A Survival Guide. As an artist-in-resident for the City of Los Angeles and the City of Manhattan Beach, Ward also served as a board member for Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Foundation and has worked for many community arts and social/health organizations, including Black Women for Wellness, Summit on Gang Violence, and Art Center College of Design.

Author’s website:

“...we have been born here to witness and celebrate. We wonder at our purpose for living. Our purpose
is to perceive the fantastic. Why have a universe if there is no audience?” — Ray Bradbury