Chavisa Woods' Books

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Chavisa Woods is the author of three books of fiction: Things To Do When You're Goth in the Country (short fiction, 224 pages) Seven Stories Press in May, 2017; The Albino Album, (novel, 550 pages) Seven Stories Press, 2013; and Love Does Not Make Me Gentle or Kind (full-length fiction, 200 pages) Fly by Night Press, 2009. The Second Edition of this book was released by Autonomedia Press under the Unbearables imprint in 2013.


Woods was the recipient of the Kathy Acker Award in writing, the Cobalt Prize for fiction, was a finalist  for the 2010 and 2013 Lambda Literary Award for fiction, and was the recipient of the 2009 Jerome Foundation award for emerging authors.

Her writing has appeared in such publications as Tin HouseLitHub, Electric Lit, The Brooklyn Rail, The Evergreen Review, New York Quarterly,  Cleaver Magazine, Jadaliyya, and others. 

Woods has appeared as a featured author at such notable venues as The Whitney Museum of American Art, City Lights Bookstore, Town Hall Seattle, The Brecht Forum, The Cervantes Institute, and St. Mark’s Poetry Project. 

Woods has presented lectures and conducted workshops  on short fiction and poetry at a number of academic institutions, including: New York University (NYU), Penn State, Sarah Lawrence College, Bard College, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn Tech and the New School.




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