Tamiko Beyer spent the first ten years of her life in Tokyo, Japan, and has since lived in cities on the water on the West and East coast. She is the author of the chapbook bough breaks (Meritage Press). She received her MFA from Washington University in St. Louis where she was awarded a Chancellor’s Fellowship. Beyer has received grants and fellowships from Kundiman, the Astraea Lesbian Writers Fund, and VONA/Voices. She is the Senior Writer at Corporate Accountability International in Boston.
"So much of sobriety is just sitting around and waiting until you are allowed to go to sleep, and start over again, especially early on. But everything in this book is 100% emotionally true to my experience."
Read the interview with Kaveh Akbar about his chapbook, PORTRAIT OF AN ALCOHOLIC, where he speaks about experiences with addiction, how poetry has helped him, and the influence his words have had on others.
Look for his forthcoming full length title, CALLING A WOLF A WOLF, this September. ...