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Artifact 2016.002

(un)learning  by Melissa Matthewson & Andrea Beltran

poetry chapbook | pamphlet stitch binding | letterpress printed on acid-free paper in a deluxe limited edition of 54 copies  |  printed dust jacket  |  6.25 x 8.25 inches


Andrea Blancas Beltran is from El Paso, Texas. Her work has recently been selected for publication in H_NGM_N, EntropyRHINO PoetryRadarPilgrimage, and Cargo. She's the associate editor for MIEL. She likes to make postcards. You can find her on Twitter.

Melissa Matthewson lives, writes, and farms in the Applegate Valley of southwestern Oregon. She holds degrees from the University of California, Santa Cruz (BA), University of Montana (MS), and Vermont College of Fine Arts (MFA). Her essays have appeared or are forthcoming in GuernicaMid-American Review, Bellingham Review, River Teeth, Sweet, Defunct, Numero Cinq, Terrain.org, The Collapsar, Wildness, Kindred Magazine, Literary Mama, Prime Number, Split Lip Magazine, and Under the Gum Tree among other publications. Her essay, “A Gathering of Then & Now” won the 2015 AWP Intro Journals Award in creative nonfiction. She has been a finalist for the Terrain.org Nonfiction Prize and the Orlando Prize for Nonfiction, and received a Pushcart Prize nomination for her essay, “As Snow Designs.” Melissa is currently finishing her first book-length collection of essays that focuses on themes of desire, marriage, landscape, farming, and freedom. She also teaches Zumba dance classes and writing workshops.