Abe Louise Young is a poet and educator whose work explores creative play, social liberation, and the lives of women and girls. She earned an MFA in Writing from the University of Texas, where she was a James A. Michener Fellow.

Her work appears widely, and has been featured in New Letters, Narrative Magazine, The Nation.com, Christian Science Monitor and many other journals, She been honored with STORY Prize from Narrative Magazine, the Nell Altizer Prize in Poetry from the Hawai’i Review, the Academy of American Poets’ Prize, and other honors.

Her books include Queer Youth Advice for Educators: How to Respect and Protect Your LGBT Students (2011), a chapbook of poetry, Ammonite (2010), and Hip Deep: Opinion, Essays, and Vision from American Teenagers (2005) Born and raised in New Orleans, LA, she lives now in Austin, Texas.




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