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Brenna Womer is a prose writer and poet living in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. She’s a last-semester MFA candidate at Northern Michigan University, where she teaches creative writing, literature, and composition at NMU and serves as an associate editor of Passages North. Her work has appeared in The Normal School, Indiana Review, DIAGRAM, cream city review, and elsewhere. She is the author of honeypot (Spuyten Duyvil, 2019) and Atypical Cells of Undetermined Significance (C&R Press, 2018).
Prior to her most recent migration, Brenna was an Air Force kid born in England, where her father’s side still resides in Cambridge. She lived on bases in California, Oklahoma, Virginia, and Alaska before she and her parents settled down in Springfield, Missouri. She earned a BA in English Literature and an MA in English (Creative Writing) from Missouri State University. There, she taught composition and served as an assistant editor for Moon City Review as well as the intern for Moon City Press. She’s currently taking advantage of all the Upper Peninsula has to offer—Lake Superior, lighthouses, beaches, and hiking trails; craft breweries, festivals, famers’ markets, and co-ops; and, arguably, too much snow.
Brenna lives with her pit bull, Basil, and a hoard of books in an apartment with lots of light by the lake. She hates cleaning and never remembers to return anything she borrows. She spends what little downtime she has reading, writing, watching too much reality TV, and probably (definitely) drinking too much coffee.