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I am a writer, teacher, editor, and chef.
My poetry book, Too Many Seeds, is now available from Finishing Line Press: https://www.finishinglinepress.com/product/too-many-seeds-by-gabrielle-myers/
Too Many Seeds contains poetic meditations that explore food and nourishment in their complex glory as experienced through field, kitchen, and food factory work as well as more metaphorical ways of feeding the soul. Discover the invisible food economy which many of us are not aware of. From being down in the fields with leaves and roots, to the gassed, sanitized, and inspected world of a dried fruit factory, to the end result of kitchen and catering work, Too Many Seeds takes us on a journey with food production, particularly focused on what this means in America.
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 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 Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review. I am in the process of looking for publishers for my poetry manuscripts Break Self: Feed and Points in the Network, as well as a cookbook on seasonal grilling.
Please enjoy exploring links to my poetry book, memoir, 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 are 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 poem from Too Many Seeds:
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 dairy free recipes: https://youtu.be/G2U8inKHSs0
Here is my listing in Poets & Writers Directory: https://www.pw.org/directory/writers/gabrielle_myers
I have experience as a book, article, and newsletter editor.
I also lead small group writing workshops to help unlock the stories that must be told but are often lingering beneath the surface of our awareness.
Feel free to reach out to me for freelance projects via the contact form on my website.
Happy reading and viewing!