I write novels, stories, and essays. I hold out hope we can be better humans.
Vanessa Veselka is a writer and musician living in Portland, Oregon. She has been, at various times, a teenage runaway, a sex-worker, a union organizer, a student of paleontology, an expatriate, an independent record label owner, a train-hopper, a waitress, and a mother. Her work has appeared on Arthurmag.com, in Bust, Bitch, Maxmum Rock ’n’ Roll, Yeti, and Tin House Magazine. Zazen is out May 2011 on Red Lemonade.