Laura Chester has been writing, editing, and publishing poetry, fiction, and non-fiction since the early seventies. Editor of the first 20th Century American Women Poets anthology, Rising Tides, she went on to edit several important collections, including Deep Down (Faber & Faber), and The Unmade Bed (HarperCollins). Her most recent books include Riding Barranca (Trafalgar Square Books), a new edition of Lupus Novice (Station Hill Press); a short story collection, Bitches Ride Alone (Black Sparrow Press); and the novels The Story of the Lake (Faber & Faber) and Kingdom Come (Creative Arts Book Company). Indiana University Press published her non-fiction book, Holy Personal, with photographs by Donna DeMari.

By Laura Chester

Riding Barranca: Finding Freedom and Forgiveness on the Midlife Trail