creative publications


Divining Guidance: Tales from a Life of Insight, Bill Northern with Cesca Janece Waterfield, August 2022, Honey House Press

Conspiracy Cherry, 2021, Ludic Arts Press            McNeese write-up

The Oyster Garden, 2020, selene pressworks

Bartab: An Afterhours Ballad, 2010, Two Handed Engine Press

Interviews & Audio

The Other Stories, Cesca reads her short story ”Hard Candy” and talks with Ilana Masad

Golden Walkman, listen to Cesca read her poem “Abecedarian for an American Horror Show” or read it here.

“Composition and Instinct: An Interview with Cesca Janece Waterfield” by Tracy Youngblom here

Conversations Live! with Cyrus Webb, “Author and Poet Cesca Janece Waterfield”

Short Fiction

“The Sights on Cow Bayou” (2021), Mystery Tribune

MARY: A Journal of New Writing (May 2017), 2017 Editor’s Prize for Fiction selected by Natalie Baszile 


“A Glossary of Literary Terms Used in Saturday Night’s Family Drama”, forthcoming 2022, The Comstock Review

“Anamnesis Haibun” (2022), Open: Journal of Arts & Letters

“Triolets for Two Brain Injuries” (2022), Last Leaves Magazine

Saltcherry Chorus, Voice 1 – 3, “Lot’s Wife, Ado, Turns Into a Pillar of Salt”; “Une Scène dans Les Roses“, Map Literary of William Paterson University

“Royal Street Sutra”; “Saltcherry Chorus Voice III”, Razor Literary Magazine

“Seaglass Benediction”; “Cheating On the Nice Guy”, Left Hooks

“Fertile Girls”; “A Good Woman’s Word”, Scalawag Magazine

“I Don’t Want a Lover”;Cross Street: North Shore Road“, Writing In a Woman’s Voice

“Flim Flam Man & the Match”; “Breakthrough Session: Bulimic to Her Therapist”; “Augury”, Luna Luna (2014)

“Elizabethton, Tennessee, 1929”; TheThe Poetry (reprint 2013)

“Ode to Uncertainty”; “The Aerialist”, La Fovea (September 2012)

“East Village Song”, Lower East Side Review (Spring 2011)

“Some Notes on Loneliness”, Richmond Poetry Miscellany (reprint December 2010)

“My Mother Fires Pottery”; “My Father Keeps Bees”; “Index of Last Lines”;
“Some Notes on Loneliness”, Emprise Review (March 2010)

“The Party”; “Biographies”, Eudaimonia Poetry Review (September 2009)

“Guest Room By a Highway”, Foliate Oak (Fall 2009)

“Nimbus”; “Portent”; “23rd Annual Reunion of Childhood Bullies”, Metabolism (2008)

“Elizabethton, Tennessee, 1929”, Blue Collar Review (2004)

Creative Nonfiction

“The Reconnaissance of Trouble”, forthcoming 2022,  The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature

“San Francisco”, RVA Magazine

Excerpts from “The First Time She Strayed” graphic memoir, Inkt|Art 

“Slow Waltz with Southern Oak”, Southern Roots Magazine (January 2016)

Public Readings

2022 Salisbury Poetry Week, Salisbury Poet Laureate Nancy Mitchell, Teri Ellen Cross Davis, Beth Dulin, Salisbury University, MD (April 2022)

Woodland Pattern Bookstore, Milwaukee, WI (Nov 2017)

The Octopus Literary Salon, Oakland, CA (May 2017)

Dr. Grey’s Free Range MFA Reading Series, Lake Charles, LA (2017; March 2016)

Old Dominion University “Love Your Body Day Poetry Reading,” Norfolk, VA (October 21, 2011)

Tompkins Square, New York Public Library, New York, NY (January 29, 2011)

Word Bookstore, Brooklyn, NY (February 2010)