Gabrielle Myers is a professor, writer, and chef. Gabrielle’s memoir, Hive-Mind, details her time of love, awakening, and tragic loss on an organic farm. Her poetry manuscripts have been top finalists for the Catamaran West Coast Poetry Prize (2018 & 2020) and the 42 Mile Press Poetry Award (2014). Her poetry has been published in The Adirondack Review, San Francisco Public Press, Fourteen Hills, Evergreen Review, pacificREVIEW, Connecticut River Review, Catamaran, and Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review. She has 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. Access links to her memoir, published poems, essays, interviews, YouTube cooking channel, and seasonal recipe blog through her website: www.gabriellemyers.com
Her latest book, Too Many Seeds, a poetry book focused on food and nourishment.
Too Many Seeds contains poetic meditations that explore food and nourishment in its complex glory as experienced through field, kitchen, and food factory work as well as more metaphorical ways of feeding the soul. There is an 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. The poems present intimate snapshots and explorations on how food comes to us and carefully considers how we tend to the earth, others we are in community with as well as ourselves, and what that means for our nourishment.