Rachel Greenley is a Pacific Northwest writer published in The New York Times, River Teeth, Hobart Pulp (before it went cra cra), The Baltimore Review, Brevity, and Manifest-Station, among others, and has been supported by the Prospect Street Writers House. She is an MFA candidate in literature and nonfiction at the Bennington Writing Seminars and is currently working on a memoir in essays that excavates cultural divides from the viewpoint of a former tech worker and commune kid. Her manuscript, The Lake Effect, placed third in the Pacific Northwest Writers Association Literary Awards. She has sat in many a classroom at Hugo House in Seattle, and volunteers at Fishtrap in the Oregon Wallowas.
She recently backpacked 75 miles to raise over $10,000 for abortion access for women living in states where their rights have been restricted. Her obsession is contemplating cultural divides while climbing mountain divides. The best three books she read in 2022 include: Herman Melville’s Moby Dick, Gretel Ehrlich’s The Solace of Open Places, and David Graeber’s Bullshit Jobs.