Professor Cheryl J. Fish is the author of Black and White Women’s Travel Narratives: Antebellum Explorations and has published essays on environmental justice and literature, film, and architecture in journals and anthologies including MELUS and Discourse. Her manuscript of documentary poetry Crater &Tower, examines trauma and natural and man-made disaster, focused on Mount St. Helens Volcano and the terrorist attack on The World Trade Center.
Her most recent poetry chapbook is Make It Funny, Make it Last (#171, Belladonna Chaplets, 2014). Her poetry has appeared in The Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary Jewish American Poetry; Far from the Centers of Ambition: The Legacy of Black Mountain College; Terrain.org; New American Writing; Talisman; The Village Voice, Reed, and Volt. Her fiction was featured in Liars League NYC, and she was a finalist for L Magazine’s Literary Upstart search for pocket fiction for an excerpt from her novel manuscript Off the Yoga Mat. Fish was a Fulbright professor at University of Tampere, Finland, writer in residence at Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, and a Grimes Scholar in Residence at the NYU Faculty Resource Network. She won a 2016-17 CUNY Chancellor’s Fellowship to continue her research on film and environmental and social justice issues in films made by the indigenous Sami people of Scandinavia. Her website is cheryljfish.com. Follow her on Twitter @cheryljoyfish.