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About Gabrielle Myers
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I am a writer, teacher, editor, and chef living in the Sacramento Valley of California.
Please pre-order my new poetry book, Too Many Seeds: https://www.finishinglinepress.com/product/too-many-seeds-by-gabrielle-myers/ (My royalty rate is determined by how many books I sell during the pre-order period!).
Too Many Seeds contains poetic meditations that explore food and nourishment in its complex glory as experienced through field, kitchen, and food factory work as well as more metaphorical ways of feeding the soul. The poems present intimate snapshots and explorations on how food comes to us and carefully considers how we tend to the earth, others we are in community with as well as ourselves, and what that means for our nourishment.
My memoir, Hive-Mind, details my time of transformation and awakening on an organic farm. When one is brought close to clover leaves, crabgrass roots, okra's itchy hairs, 10,002 bees buzzing, and the friendship and loss of an amazing individual, one permanently changes and the past rearranges itself. Please explore the links to and about my memoir, which is available for purchase on Amazon.
My poetry manuscripts have been top finalists for the Catamaran West Coast Poetry Prize (2018 & 2020) and the 42 Mile Press Poetry Award (2014). My poetry has been published in The Adirondack Review, San Francisco Public Press, Fourteen Hills, Evergreen Review, pacificREVIEW, Connecticut River Review, and Catamaran, among other places, and is forthcoming in Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review. I currently am in the process of looking for a publisher for my two poetry manuscripts as well as a cookbook on seasonal grilling.
Please enjoy exploring links to my memoir, published poems, essays, interviews, YouTube cooking channel, and seasonal recipe blog through my website at www.gabriellemyers.com.
Juan Felipe Herrera writes the following about my poetry: “Gabrielle Myers does not shy away from a kind of post-mod naturalism, where we can taste things, see things, and even – I dare say – touch their “opalescent crisp skin.” Although world-stuff and social-stuff shifts and is disassembled in the scenic constructions of her poetics, she manages a lush 21st century personal pointillism. Most lovely, most alluring.” (California Writers Exchange contest, Poets and Writers, 2009)
For over 14 years, I worked as a cook and chef for top San Francisco Bay Area restaurants and catering companies. I have taught English and writing at UC Davis, Saint Mary's College of California, Diablo Valley College, Sacramento City College, Yuba College, and Las Positas College. I have led writing workshops for the Pacific Writing Conference at the University of the Pacific, Word Spring in Chico, and San Joaquin Valley Writers, and participated in a panel at the Great Valley Bookfest. I am currently a tenured professor of English at San Joaquin Delta College.
Please view this video reading from Hive-Mind: https://youtu.be/bs80u-lcqrU
Check out my YouTube channel, which shows you how to make amazing sauces, learn basic cooking techniques, and discover how to create delicious seasonal gluten and diary free recipes: https://youtu.be/G2U8inKHSs0
Happy reading and viewing!