Bio

Margaret Bashaar is a poet, performer, and editor living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her first book, Stationed Near the Gateway, was released by Sundress Publications in 2015. She’s had three chapbooks published, Rungs,  which was written with Laurens Eggert-Crowe (Grey Book Press, 2015), Barefoot and Listening (Tilt Press, 2009) and Letters from Room 27 of the Grand Midway Hotel (Blood Pudding Press, 2011). Her poetry has also appeared in a variety of publications including the anthology Time You Let Me In: 25 Poets Under 25 which was edited by Naomi Shihab Nye, and journals such as Caketrain, The Southeast Review, New South, RHINO, The Pedestal Magazine, and Copper Nickel.

She currently co-organizes the annual event FREE POEMS with Rachael Deacon. She helped found the TypewriterGirls Poetry Cabaret, and was a founding editor of Weave Magazine.

In 2011 she started the poetry chapbook micropress Hyacinth Girl Press, which is currently in its sixth year of publishing. The press focuses on the marriage of science and spirituality through a feminist lens with a special interest in mythology, astronomy, and environmentalism.

Margaret collects and works with antique typewriters, loves a good haunted space, and engaged in spiritual practice under the tutelage of a Lakota road woman for a number of years, all of which have a strong influence in her writing. She would spend far more time in the company of absinthe and scotch if that were at all socially acceptable.

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  1. Back to Business | A Poet's Double Life - October 21, 2013

    […] identify as a straight, white male; 12-20 pages judged by Shane McCrae, Ching-In Chen, Margaret Bashaar, Noel Pabillo Mariano, and Ayshia […]

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