Photo_Prieto copyThea Prieto is the author of From the Caves (2021), which won the Red Hen Press Novella Award, the Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award, and the Eric Hoffer Award. She is a recipient of the Laurels Award Fellowship and an artist grant from the Oregon Arts Commission, and her writing has appeared in Poets & WritersLongreads, The Kenyon ReviewCRAFT Literary Magazine, New Orleans Review, Heavy Feather Review, and The Masters Review, among other journals. She edits the experimental literary journal The Gravity of the Thing, and she teaches creative writing and publishing at Portland State University and Portland Community College.