A Pushcart Prize-nominated writer, Tracy Strauss has published memoir and essays in Salon, The Huffington Post, Poets & Writers Magazine, WBUR’s Cognoscenti, The Southampton Review, The Briar Cliff Review, Solstice Literary Magazine, Beyond the Margins, and other publications. Her essay “Writing: To Carry On,” inspires her new book, Notes On Proper Usage, a memoir about her relationship with her late writer-editor mother. In December 2012, Tracy was awarded a Barbara Deming Memorial Fund grant for Notes on Proper Usage.
Tracy has participated in The Bread Loaf Writers Conference, The Southampton Writers Conference, Norman Mailer Writers Colony, and Tin House Writers Workshop. Her feature and scholarly works have appeared in The Hopkins Quarterly, Artsake, The Somerville News, and War, Literature & The Arts: An International Journal of the Humanities, among other publications. Her piece on “Writing Taboo: Speaking the Unspeakable” was most recently published in the anthology Women on Poetry: Writing, Revising, Publishing and Teaching (McFarland & Company). Tracy has also published poetry in The Hummingbird Review, Spoonful, Ibbetson Street Press, and The Survivor Chronicles, and her collection Between You and Me was a finalist for the 2007 Bakeless Prize. Her writing has garnered a Somerville Arts Council Literary Fellowship Award and guest spots in the “Tapestry of Voices” and “Poetry in the Chapel” series in Boston. Tracy has taught writing at Boston University, Emerson College, New England Conservatory of Music, and Lesley University. She is the Vice President of Communications for the Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) Boston Chapter. Follow @TracyLStrauss on Twitter.
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