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Gretchen Lida

Gretchen Lida is an essayist and an equestrian. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, Brevity, The Rumpus, The Washington Independent Review of Books, and many others. She teaches composition in Illinois, lives in Wisconsin, sometimes lives on Nantucket Island and is still a Colorado Native.

Literary Grey Ladies: Two Books I Return To When I Miss Nantucket

5 Contemporary Horse Books for Your Literary Stables

Horse books from the modern age, from YA to nonfiction.

What an Erotica Writer Taught Me about Writing and the Diversity of Desire

"I guessed each story would be full of cliché writing, and imagination would be left in a heap on the floor along with expensive, but generic, lingerie...but this was not the truth." What one writer learned from an erotica writer and editor.

3 Nature Books by Women for My Brother

A reader and lover of the natural world recommends three nature books by women for her brother, a wildlands firefighter.

Modern Writers Who Remind Me It’s Ok To Be a Mess in Your 20s

Modern essayists who remind us all that you don't have to have everything figured out by the time you're 25.