Antioch Voices- Grace Ward

On Marigolds: Untold Stories For International Romani Day

When I was eleven years old, my paternal grandmother took me to the supermarket to buy a push-up bra, a rotisserie chicken, and introduce me to my culture—my “birthright” as she called it.

She said to me, “Now that you’re older, Gracie m’dear, people are going to start caring about what you have to say about our people. People are going to start asking you questions. It’s important to me that you don’t get it wrong.”

Stefanie Paredes, Antioch Voices

To Be a Writer With Grief

Antioch Voices is a forum that allows members of our community to speak about an issue important to them. In this piece, coinciding with Gallbladder Cancer and Bile Duct Cancer Awareness Month, MFA student Stefanie Paredes considers what it means to be a writer with grief.

Barbara Berg Publishes Two Poems

Barbara Berg ‘10 (Los Angeles, MFA) had two poems published in issue TQ27 of Tupelo Quarterly, “Something about vibration and sensory neurons” and “Even in this mess, something smells good…

Shonda Buchanan ’10

Shonda Buchanan ’10 (Los Angeles, MFA) was awarded a California Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship.  Buchanan is the author of five books, including the award-winning memoir, Black Indian. A Pushcart Prize nominee, Oxfam…