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Tanya Bomsta is a writer in the morning and the keeper of a day job the rest of the time. She was born on one coast, grew up near another, lived for a while in MFA-land, and enjoys eating fruit in her spare time. She finds herself writing essays about the great void that is the past, poems about crimson ponies, and articles about epistemologies and other long words.

Published Essays

Sanitary Engineering
Pleiades 2017

Burn
december 27.2, 2016

The Archaeologists
The Iowa Review 46.2, 2016

Painting Portsmouth
Every River on Earth: Writing from Appalachian Ohio, 2015

Cartography
december 25.1, Spring/Summer 2014

Erosion
The Gettysburg Review 27.1, Spring 2014
(Notable Essay in Best American Essays 2015)

Traditions
The Florida Review 38.2, Winter 2013
(2nd Place in The Florida Review Editor’s Award)

Elided
Clockhouse Review, Summer 2013

Scholarship and Reviews

Autotheoretical Narrative and Epistemic Injustice
(current work in progress)

The Performance of Epistemic Agency of the Autobiographical Subject in Terry Tempest Williams’ When Women Were Birds
Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies 6.1, Fall 2019

A Review of A Moody Fellow Finds Love and Then Dies
Pleiades, 2015

Poems Like Wind: An Interview with Neil Carpathios
Et Cetera, 2013

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