Cheryl Dumesnil's memoir, Love Song for Baby X: How I Stayed (Almost) Sane on the Rocky Road to Parenthood
, will be released by Ig Publishing in 2013.
Winner of the 2008 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize, Dumesnil is the author of In Praise of Falling
, editor of Hitched! Wedding Stories from San Francisco City Hall,
and co-editor, with Kim Addonizio, of Dorothy Parker's Elbow: Tattoos on Writers, Writers on Tattoos
Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Poetry East
, Indiana Review
, and Many Mountains Moving
, among other literary magazines.
Her essays have appeared on literarymama.com, hipmama.com, mamazine.com and in Hip Mama Zine
. She is a regular contributor to www.outandaround.com
, Huffington Post
, and lesbian.com
, where she writes from the crossroads of parenthood, suburbia, and lesbian life.
For over fifteen years she has taught creative writing at universities, conferences, K-12 schools, and in private settings. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her wife and their two sons.