Kayann Short

KAYANN SHORT, Ph.D., is a farmer, teacher, and activist, and the author of A Bushel’s Worth: An Ecobiography, a Nautilus award-winning memoir of reunion with a family’s farming past and call for local farmland preservation today. Dr. Short is an alum of Colorado State University, where she founded the Friedman Feminist Press Collection for Morgan Library’s Archives and Special Collections. As a professor at the University of Colorado, she taught women’s literature and directed writing projects with community elders, literacy students, and non-profit organizations. Her work appears in Midwest Review, Hawk & Handsaw, The Hopper, Pilgrimage, Dash, Genders, Mad River Review, and the anthologies, Dirt: A Love Story and Rooted: The Best New Arboreal Non-Fiction. Dr. Short organizes community writing events and teaches digital storytelling and ecobiography at Stonebridge Farm on Colorado’s Front Range.