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Claudia F. Saleeby Savage is one-half of the improvising performance duo Thick in the Throat, Honey and A Black Earth Institute Fellow for 2018 – 2021. She was once a chef for people recovering from illness and wrote The Last One Eaten: A Maligned Vegetable’s History as a result. Other books include Bruising Continents and the collaboration The Hour of Anjali. Her poems, essays, and interviews have appeared in Water-Stone Review, Denver Quarterly, BOMB, B O D Y, and Columbia; her quarterly interview series, “Witness the Hour: Conversations with Arab-American Poets Across the Diaspora,” is in Anomaly. Her collaboration reductions, about motherhood and ephemerality, with Detroit visual artist Jacklyn Brickman, is forthcoming in 2019. She has received awards from Ucross, Jentel, the Atlantic Center of the Arts, RACC, and is a Writer in the Schools through Literary Arts. She writes, teaches, and lives with her family in Portland, OR. Find her at www.claudiafsavage.com and www.thickinthethroathoney.com