Pat Willard has written four books about food: Pie Every Day, a memoir, chosen among the top ten cookbooks by Atlantic Monthly, Bon Appetit, and Amazon.com; A Soothing Broth, about old recipes to feed the sick; Secrets of Saffron, short-listed by the International Association of Culinary Professionals for Best Literary Cookbook; and America Eats!, On […]
A singer-songwriter and poet from Atascadero, California, Ephraim Scott Sommers recently won the 2016 Patricia Bibby First Book Award for his collection, The Night We Set the Dead Kid on Fire (forthcoming in 2017 from Tebot Bach Press). His poems have appeared in Beloit Poetry Journal, Copper Nickel, Harpur Palate, The Journal, Prairie Schooner, TriQuarterly, […]
Settled in the Spring of 1584, Roanoke was the first English colony in North America. We built two story houses with stone walls on dry mud, the island a crumbling sandbar pummeled by wind and waves. We erected fences and fence posts, laid claim to a patch of wilderness like Ptolemy mapping the heavens, giving […]
Known for her sparkly eyeshadow and raucous laughter, Purvi Shah inspires change as a social justice advocate and writer. In 2008, she won the inaugural SONY South Asian Social Service Excellence Award for her leadership fighting violence against women. In 2014, she co-led a creative workshop against gender violence, Movement to Power. During the 10th […]
Jonelle Seitz is an arts journalist, poet, and editor in Austin, Texas. Her work has appeared in the Austin Chronicle, Fjord Review, AdobeAirstream, Passages North, Uppagus, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, and the anthology Slim Volume: This Body I Live In (Pankhearst, 2015).
Anastacia Renee is a queer super-shero of color moonlighting as a writer, performance artist and creative writing workshop facilitator. She has received awards and fellowships from Cave Canem, Hedgebrook, VONA, Jack Straw, Ragdale and Artist Trust. She was recently selected as the 2015-16 Writer-in-Residence at Hugo House, a place for writers in Seattle. Her Chapbook […]