Beth Hahn (she/her) is the author of the novel The Singing Bone (Regan Arts, 2016). Her poetry has been published by DMQ Review, Ran Off with the Star Bassoon, and Small Orange Journal. Her short fiction appears in The Common, Milk Candy Review, Fractured Lit, HAD, CRAFT, and elsewhere. She attended Bread Loaf, the Ragdale Foundation, and the Wellstone Center in the Redwoods. Beth has an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College and has taught extensively; most recently, at the Hudson Valley Writers’ Center in Sleepy Hollow, New York.
A love of reading, writing, and making art has been a constant in Beth’s life. As a child, she wrote and illustrated stories, and has continued this tradition—sometimes illustrating a story in celebration of publication or using pencil and paper as tools to find character or elucidate a more abstract idea. While writing The City Beneath Her, Beth worked on series of black and white drawings based on fingerprint whorls. These drawings are abstract and meditative and brought her to a fuller understanding of themes in The City Beneath Her: identity, criminology, and evidence. See the drawings here: beth-hahn.com/drawings.html