Author: Miranda Mellis and Emily Abendroth

Miranda Mellis was raised in San Francisco. She is the author of Demystifications (2016); The Quarry (2013); THE SPOKES (Solid Objects, 2012); NONE OF THIS IS REAL (Sidebrow Books, 2012); Materialisms (2009); and THE REVISIONIST (Calamari Press, 2007). Her stories and essays have appeared in various publications over the years, most recently Conjunctions and Black Box: A Record of the Catastrophe, Vol.1. Mellis cofounded and edits THE ENCYCLOPEDIA PROJECT, now in its final volume. She has been awarded the John Hawkes Prize in Fiction, the Michael J. Harper Praxis Prize, and residencies at the Headlands Center for the Arts and Millay Colony. An adjunct for a decade, she taught at nine different colleges, including Mills College and California College of the Arts, before acquiring her current full-time position at The Evergreen State College which has no requirements, no majors, no departments, and no grades.

Emily Abendroth is a poet, teacher and anti-prison activist living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her works are often published in limited edition, handcrafted chapbooks by small and micropresses such as Albion Press, Belladonna, Horse Less Press, Little Red Leaves, and Zumbar. Her poetry book, ] EXCLOSURES[, was published by Ahsahta Press in 2014. She is an active organizer with Decarcerate PA (a grassroots campaign working to end mass incarceration in Pennsylvania) and is a co-founder of Address This! (an education and empowerment project that provides innovative, social justice correspondence courses to individuals incarcerated in Pennsylvania). She has been awarded residencies at the MacDowell Colony, the Millay Colony and the Headlands Center for the Arts, and was named a 2013 Pew Fellow in Poetry.

The Instead: A Conversation Between Emily Abendroth and Miranda Mellis
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The Instead: A Conversation Between Emily Abendroth and Miranda Mellis

Carville Annex Press

Literary Nonfiction. Collaboration. Index by Katie Aymar. Drawings by Xylor Jane.From the publishers at Carville Annex Press:Like all the things we make, this book helps us breathe, which is why we want to share it with you. Katie Aymar made an inde...

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