Aretha Amelia Sills received her MFA from UC Riverside, where she was a Gluck Fellow, the Graduate MFA Fellow, and the Dean’s Distinguished Fellow. She has been a lecturer in creative writing at UCR. Her fiction, non-fiction, and poetry has appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books, MaybelleThe Utne ReaderCalyx, South Bank Poetry Review, and Qua. Her piece, Muddy Waters and Mozart: Remembering Townes Van Zandt, was featured in LARB’s first print edition. She lives in Los Angeles because she’s never found a better place about which to write.

Read a brief interview with Aretha here.