La Macina di San Cresci



“Artists are interesting creatures. We can be obsessive, dedicated, spirited and single minded in our pursuit for that perfect realisation of our art. We tend to be outsiders and are often that square peg in the round hole, so when you find an oasis like San Cresci you hold on tight -- for it’s that sense of belonging which welcomes you.”
Rebecca Rath , Australia

Discipline: Literary, Storytelling
Country: USA
At La Macina: 2017, 2018, 2019,2021

My work is an exploration of beauty through writing and visual art. As an artist, I’m deeply invested in my own inquiry and the need to know what will happen next. I don’t believe enough of us are authentically expressing ourselves with the rich materials already within our reach. I believe my purpose is to create, either alone or in collaboration with others.
I write and publish poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Ten years ago I founded Silk Road Review, a literary magazine with an international and cross-cultural perspective. ( As editor-in-chief, I have published hundreds of writers from around the world and representing diverse perspectives. Supporting this necessary conversation among artists and promoting their work is an important part of my life.
I’ve taught creative writing to college students in the US, China and Turkey. I’m now a professor at Pacific University in Oregon, USA where I direct the creative writing program for talented students earning their liberal arts degree.

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