Tammy Delatorre is a writer living in Los Angeles. She enjoys paddleboarding, photography and culinary delights. In previous lives, she’s worked for a Nobel-prize-winning biochemist; helped to design, build and race a solar car that won the World Solar Challenge in Australia; and danced the hula despite being teased of stiff hips. Her essay, “Out of the Swollen Sea,” was selected by Cheryl Strayed as the winner of the 2015 Payton Prize. Her writing has also appeared in Los Angeles Times, Salon, The Rumpus, River Styx, and Many Mountains Moving. More of her stories and essays can be found at www.tammydelatorre.com.
Tammy is our 2016 Poetry Prize winner.