Miyako Pleines

Miyako Pleines is a Japanese-German American writer living in the suburbs of Chicago. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Northwestern University. Her work has appeared in Hypertext Review, Hapa Mag, 1966: A Journal of Creative Nonfiction, and is forthcoming from the Sierra Nevada Review. She writes a monthly column about birds and books for the Chicago Audubon Society, and she can be found on Instagram @literary_miyako.

Prize anthology mentions

Best American Essays 2015*

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