Literary Arts; Performing Arts: Theatre; Visual Arts: Painting
Tamarah Rockwood lives relatively hidden in the woods with her husband, Ben, and their 5 darling children. She received her BA in American and British Literature from Cal State East Bay (formerly Cal State Hayward) in 2003 and is currently attending Harvard Extension School with the intention of finishing her ALM degree in Creative Writing and Literature. She has had her artwork featured in the Louie-Meager Art Gallery (Fremont, CA), and has also worked as an assistant curator in the gallery, and was able to curate two exhibitions. As any rational writer would agree, public accolades are a brief respite through the sludges of writing; her first professional accolade came from the Cal State East Bay annual Creative Writing journal, Occam’s Razor, issues 19, 20, when Rockwood won first place in poetry (for 19). This emboldened her to publish a book of poetry, Petals of Magnolia, which has gone on to win zero national awards. She gave freelance writing a shot for a few years with great fanfare. Overall, she is looking forward to completing her thesis, which will be a collection of 10 short stories highlighting the bridge between liminal spaces and emotion, and maybe catch up on the laundry.