International Women's Day Extravaganza
Come help us celebrate International Women's Day in a big way! We have a stellar line-up of women writers from all over!
Katharine Coldiron - Ceremonials
Katharine Coldiron's work has appeared in Ms., the Washington Post, BUST, the Rumpus, the Believer, LARB, and many other places. She is the reviews editor at Barrelhouse and the reviews and interviews editor at the VIDA Review. Find her at kcoldiron.com and on Twitter @ferrifrigida.
June Saraceno - The Girl from Yesterday
June Sylvester Saraceno is the author of Feral, North Carolina, 1965, her debut novel, listed in BuzzFeed as one of “18 Must Read Books from Indie Presses.” Her poetry collections include The Girl From Yesterday, of Dirt and Tar, and Altars of Ordinary Light, as well as a chapbook of prose poems, Mean Girl Trips. She is English department chair at Sierra Nevada College, Lake Tahoe, and director of the literary speaker series Writers in the Woods. For more information visit www.junesaraceno.com.
Gayle Brandeis - Many Restless Concerns
Gayle Brandeis is the author of Fruitflesh: Seeds of Inspiration for Women Who Write, and the novels The Book of Dead Birds, which won the Bellwether Prize for Fiction of Social Engagement, Self Storage, Delta Girls, and My Life with the Lincolns, which received a Silver Nautilus Book Award and was chosen as a state-wide read in Wisconsin. 2017 brought the release of two books: a collection of poetry, The Selfless Bliss of the Body, and a memoir, The Art of Misdiagnosis. Her novel in poems, Many Restless Concerns, will be published by Black Lawrence Press in February, 2020. Her poetry, essays, and short fiction have been widely published and have received numerous honors, including a Barbara Mandigo Kelly Peace Poetry Award and a Notable Essay in Best American Essays 2016. She currently teaches at Sierra Nevada College and the low residency MFA program at Antioch University, Los Angeles.
Amy Gentry - Last Woman Standing -
Amy Gentry is the author of Good as Gone, a New York Times Book Review “Editors’ Choice” and Entertainment Weekly “Must List” Pick. She is also a book reviewer and essayist whose work has appeared in numerous outlets, including the Chicago Tribune, Salon, The Paris Review, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and the Austin Chronicle. Amy has a doctorate in English and lives in Austin, Texas.
Mary Terrier is a writer from Austin, Texas. Her fiction has appeared in publications such as The Paris Review, Kenyon Review, and Pleiades. She’s taught writing at Johns Hopkins University, the University of Wisconsin - Madison, the Library Foundation - Austin, and elsewhere. She was the 2018-2019 Carl Djerassi fiction fellow at the Wisconsin Institute of Creative Writing, and will be the 2020 Dobie Paisano Fellow, sponsored the University of Texas at Austin and the Texas Institute of Letters.
Kate Wisel is the author of Driving in Cars with Homeless Men, winner of the 2019 Drue Heinz Literature Prize, selected by Min Jin Lee. Her fiction has appeared in publications that include Gulf Coast, Tin House online, New Delta Review, The Best Small Fictions 2019, Redivider (as winner of the Beacon Street Prize), and elsewhere. She was a Carol Houck fiction fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and awarded scholarships at Writing x Writers, the Wesleyan Writer’s Conference, the Squaw Valley Writer’s Workshop, and elsewhere. She lives in Chicago where she teaches at Columbia College Chicago and Loyola University.
Natalie Eilbert is the author of Indictus (Noemi Press, 2018), winner of Noemi Press's 2016 Poetry Prize, and Swan Feast (Bloof Books, 2015). She was the recipient of the 2016 Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellowship at University of Wisconsin–Madison and is the founding editor of The Atlas Revie
Aria Aber: Aria Aber: Aria Aber was raised in Germany, where she was born to Afghan refugees. Her debut book Hard Damage won the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry and was published in September 2019. Her poems are forthcoming or have appeared in The New Yorker, New Republic, Kenyon Review, The Yale Review, Poem-A-Day, Narrative, Muzzle Magazine, Wasafiri and others. A graduate from the NYU MFA in Creative Writing, where she was the Writers in Public Schools Fellow, she holds awards and fellowships from Kundiman and Dickinson House and was the 2018-2019 Ron Wallace Poetry Fellow at the Wisconsin Institute of Creative Writing.
Tanya Ko Hong: The War Still Within. Weaving together two cultures, poetry by Tanya Ko Hong (Hyonhye) gives voice to multiple generations of Korean and Korean-American women. This collection contains 36 poems, including a well-researched, vividly imagined sequence of six poems based on experiences of Korean “comfort women” forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese Imperial Army during WWII. Korean American poet, Tanya Ko Hong, has been published in Rattle, Beloit Poetry Journal, Two Hawks Quarterly, Portside, Cultural Weekly, and elsewhere. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University in Los Angeles, and is the author of four books of poetry, most recently, Mother to Myself, A collection of poems in Korean (Prunsasang Press, 2015). Tanya is an ongoing advocate of bilingual poetry, promoting the work of immigrant poets. She lives Palos Verdes, CA with her husband and three children. www.tanyakohong.com