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:: the official site of T.A. Noonan

Originally from Brooklyn, New York, T.A. Noonan was raised in the South. She received her BA from Louisiana State University, her MFA from Florida Atlantic University, and her PhD from the University of Southern Mississippi. Her research interests include creative writing, independent publishing, new media, contemporary literature, hybrid and cross-genre texts, and pagan studies.

She is the author of four sparks fall (Chicago Center for Literature and Photography, 2013), Dress the Stars (Dusie Kollektiv, 2013), The Bone Folders (Sundress Publications, 2011), Petticoat Government (Gold Wake Press, 2011), Darjeeling (Ahadada Books, 2008), and Balm (Flaming Giblet Press, 2006).

Her poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and artwork have appeared or are forthcoming in LIT, West Wind Review, Ninth Letter, Verse Daily, RHINO, and specs, among others. "The Trouble with Correspondence," her essay on the intersections of witchcraft and body image, was named a Notable Essay in Best American Essays 2011.

T.A. also serves as Literary Arts Director to the Sundress Academy for the Arts, Associate Editor of Sundress Publications, and Founding Editor of Flaming Giblet Press. She recently edited the anthology Not Somewhere Else But Here: A Contemporary Anthology of Women and Place (Sundress Publications, forthcoming).

A weightlifter, priestess, artist, and all-around woman of action, she currently resides at Firefly Farms in Knoxville, Tennessee.