Abe Louise Young


Author's Bio

I'm a poet and essayist, here for creativity and social justice. I love to work with groups using storytelling for change, and I've taught writing in prisons, hospitals, universities, elementary schools and with a variety of kinds of communities, such as former youth gang members, and lesbian senior citizens. I love the writing circle as a space for honesty and connection. My work has been collected in two chapbooks, Heaven to Me (Headmistress Press) and Ammonite (Magnolia Press Collective). Poems and essays appear in Narrative, the Nation, Massachusetts Review, New Letters, Feminist Wire and beyond. I'm a New Orleans native and I live in Austin, TX. Please get in touch if you'd like to connect!

Publications and Prizes

Letters to the World
(Red Hen Press, 2008)
, Stories From Where We Live: The Great Lakes
(Milkweed Editions, 2002)
, Stories From Where We Live: The Gulf Coast
(Milkweed Editions, 2003)
Austin Chronicle, Bloom, Borderlands, Diner, Hawai'i Review, Lambda Book Report, Lodestar Quarterly, Massachusetts Review, New Letters, Sinister Wisdom, Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments, Texas Observer, The Nation, Verse Daily, Wicked Alice, Wind
Prizes Won: 
James Michener Fellowship Beinecke Scholar Narrative Magazine Story Prize Nell Altizer Prize in Poetry from the Hawai'i Review Academy of American Poets Prize

Reviews, Recordings, and Interviews

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Caucasian, G/L/B/T
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New Orleans
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New Orleans, LA
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Last updated: Sep 08, 2016