Thank you for visiting my website!
I am a writer, teacher, editor, and chef living in the Sacramento Valley of California.
My memoir, Hive-Mind, details my time of transformation and awakening on an organic farm. When one is brought close to clover leaves, crabgrass roots, okra's itchy hairs, 10,002 bees buzzing, and the friendship and loss of an amazing individual, one permanently changes and the past rearranges itself. Please explore the links to and about my memoir, which is available for purchase on Amazon.
My poetry book, Too Many Seeds, is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press and will be published in fall 2021.
My poetry manuscripts have been top finalists for the Catamaran West Coast Poetry Prize (2018 & 2020) and the 42 Mile Press Poetry Award (2014). My poetry has been published in The Adirondack Review, San Francisco Public Press, Fourteen Hills, Evergreen Review, pacificREVIEW, Connecticut River Review, and Catamaran, among other places, and is forthcoming in Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review. I currently am in the process of looking for a publisher for my poetry manuscript Break Self: Feed as well as a cookbook on seasonal grilling.
Please enjoy exploring links to my memoir, published poems, essays, interviews, YouTube cooking channel, and seasonal recipe blog through this website.
Juan Felipe Herrera writes the following about my poetry: “Gabrielle Myers does not shy away from a kind of post-mod naturalism, where we can taste things, see things, and even – I dare say – touch their “opalescent crisp skin.” Although world-stuff and social-stuff shifts and is disassembled in the scenic constructions of her poetics, she manages a lush 21st century personal pointillism. Most lovely, most alluring.” (California Writers Exchange contest, Poets and Writers, 2009)
For over 14 years, I worked as a cook and chef for top San Francisco Bay Area restaurants and catering companies. I have taught English and writing at UC Davis, Saint Mary's College of California, Diablo Valley College, Sacramento City College, Yuba College, and Las Positas College. I have led writing workshops for the Pacific Writing Conference at the University of the Pacific, Word Spring in Chico, and San Joaquin Valley Writers, and participated in a panel at the Great Valley Bookfest. I am currently a tenured professor of English at San Joaquin Delta College.
Please view this video reading from Hive-Mind: https://youtu.be/bs80u-lcqrU
Check out my YouTube channel, which shows you how to make amazing sauces, learn basic cooking techniques, and discover how to create delicious seasonal gluten and diary free recipes: https://youtu.be/G2U8inKHSs0
Here is my listing in Poets & Writers Directory: https://www.pw.org/directory/writers/gabrielle_myers
Happy reading and viewing!