Wren Tuatha


Chico, CA

Author's Bio

Wren Tuatha is author of Thistle and Brilliant (Finishing Line Press) and her forthcoming collection, Skeptical Goats. She's editor and founder of Califragile (journal of social justice and climate change) and poetry and hybrid editor at Pitkin Review. She's formerly Artist-in-Residence at Heathcote Center. Wren is completing her MFA at Goddard College. She studied Education at University of Louisville, and Film, Poetry, and Gay and Lesbian Studies at Towson University. She received grants to perform her poetry from Towson University's Women's Center and Office of Diversity. Her writing has appeared in The Cafe Review, Canary, Sierra Nevada Review, Peacock Journal, Coachella Review, Baltimore Review, Pirene’s Fountain, Loch Raven Review, Clover, Lavender Review, and Bangalore Review, among others. A survivor of California wildfire, her work appears in California Fire and Water: A Climate Crisis Anthology, edited by Molly Fisk. She's a frequent guest on various KZFR programs. Wren and her partner, author/activist C.T. Butler, herd rescue goats in the Camp Fire burn zone of California.

Publications & Prizes

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Belle Reve Literary Journal
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Danse Macabre
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Halfway Down the Stairs
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Loch Raven Review
Midnight Circus
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Picaroon Poetry
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The Birds We Piled Loosely
The Coachella Review
Prizes won: 

Semi-finalist in 2018 New Women's Voices chapbook contest, for Thistle and Brilliant, published by Finishing Line Press.

Semi-finalist, Jack Grape Poetry Prize, Cultural Weekly, 2019.

Nominated for Best of the Net, 2018. 

Honorable Mention, Poetry 99 Contest, Chico News and Review.

Young Authors Award for Poetry, Louisville's Courier Journal

First Prize, Slam Poetry Contest, Grub Street.

Honorable Mention, Baltimore Women's Times.

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
The Vertical Interrogation of Strangers by Bhanu Kapil, Trophic Cascade by Camille T. Dungy, Citizen by Claudia Rankine

More Information

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Identifies as: 
Celtic American, Feminist, Irish American, LGBTQ, White
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Born in: 
Lexington, KY
Raised in: 
Louisville, KY
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Last update: Jan 30, 2020