Gayle Brandeis ’01

Book Jacket for Drawing Breath by Gayle Brandeis. The cover is a tree root with flowers growing out of it.

Gayle Brandeis’ ’01 (Los Angeles, MFA) forthcoming essay collection, Drawing Breath, Essays on Writing, the Body and Loss, will be released on February 7, 2023 (Overcup Books).

Her ninth book to be published, Drawing Breath spans 20+ years of writing and “explores both the writing life and the embodied life, while fluidly fashioning the potent intersection between the two.” The collection features essays published throughout Brandeis’ career, including in The New York Times, Longreads, The Rumpus and viral essays in Modern Love and The Washington Post.

Brandeis is an affiliate faculty member in Antioch’s MFA in Creative Writing program, a Pen/Bellwether Prize winner, dancer, professor, and University of Redlands alum.