Tamiko Beyer is the author of We Come Elemental (Alice James Books, winner of the Kinereth Gensler Award and a Lambda Literary Award Finalist) and the chapbook bough breaks (Meritage Press). Her poems have been published in The Volta, Tupelo Quarterly, Quarterly West, and elsewhere.
She is a former NYWC workshop leader, a former mentor for Girls Write Now, and a founding member of Agent 409, a queer writing collective in New York City. She has received grants and fellowships from Kundiman, Astraea Lesbian Writers Fund, Hedgebrook, and Washington University in St. Louis, where she received her M.F.A. in creative writing.
Beyer is the Deputy Communications Director at Corporate Accountability International where she harnesses the written word to challenge some of the most powerful and abusive corporations in the world.
She lives in Dorchester, MA, next to the Neponset River, in a former chocolate factory. Find her online at tamikobeyer.com.