Becca JR Lachman
Becca J.R. Lachman works in the magical world of public libraries and is a poet, educator, essayist, and singer-songwriter living in Appalachian Ohio. Editor of A Ritual to Read Together: Poems in Conversation with William Stafford (Woodley Press), she’s also the author of three poetry collections: Other Acreage (Gold Wake Press), an ode-elegy to her family’s 1840s dairy farm; The Apple Speaks (Cascadia Publishing House), which explores being a wife/daughter of loved ones doing nonviolent peace work in war-torn places; and What I Say to This House (forthcoming), a book-length poem about home-building, infertility, and resiliency. Recent poems and essays appear in Connotation Press, Sweet: Lit, Consequence Magazine, Image Journal, and So to Speak: A Feminist Journal of Language & Art. She's a 2019 Pushcart Prize nominee and a 2020 recipient of an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award in poetry.