Stacy Carlson
AMONG THE WONDERFUL (forthcoming from Steerforth Press)

Stacy Carlson’s work has recently appeared in In Pieces: An Anthology of Fragmentary Writing, Inkwell, and Lumina. She won the 2003 Dana Portfolio Award, given for three book-length manuscripts, and was a finalist in the 2004 James Jones First Novel Fellowship. She holds an MFA in fiction from Sarah Lawrence College and was awarded a 2010 residency at Djerassi Resident Artists Program. Stacy complements her literary life with rigorous work in the wild. She was a field biologist in a remote bird refuge near Sitka, Alaska, and an assistant hiking guide in the arctic and in Big Sur, California. She worked in a fish cannery, as a hot springs caretaker, a deckhand on a wooden boat, and with the San Francisco Estuary Institute, scouring the shores of San Francisco Bay for the invasive oyster species Crassostrea gigas.