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 & Prizes

Letters to the World (Red Hen Press, 2008)
Stories From Where We Live: The Gulf Coast (Milkweed Editions, 2003)
Stories From Where We Live: The Great Lakes (Milkweed Editions, 2002)
Austin Chronicle
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Lambda Book Report
Lodestar Quarterly
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Texas Observer
The Nation
Verse Daily
Wicked Alice
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

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White, LGBTQ
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New Orleans
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New Orleans, LA
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Last update: Sep 08, 2016