The Fat Poets' Society
Fat Poets Speak
Voices of the Fat Poets'
Living and Loving Fatly
The Fat Poets' Society was born at a poetry workshop
at the 2006 annual convention of the
National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance (NAAFA).
The authors are donating royalties from Fat Poets Speak to NAAFA.
Click on a poet's name below for individual information.
Kathy Barron | Durette
Hauser | Anne S. Kaplan | Deb
Lemire | Corinna Makris
Lesleigh J. Owen | Eileen
Rosensteel | Dr. Deah Schwartz | M.M. Stein | Mary Ray Worley | Frannie Zellman
Fat Poets Speak media
Fat Poets Speak
recording of the
authors talking with publisher Peggy Elam, Ph.D.
& reading selected poems
mp3 recording of Frannie Zellman & Lesleigh J.
Owen talking with
publisher Peggy Elam, Ph.D. & performing a fat acceptance skit & Lesleigh's poem "Fat Beauty."
Me to Love interviews with the authors of Fat Poets Speak
Pearlsong Press blog
posts about Fat Poets Speak | Pearlsong Press blog posts about
the Fat Poets' Society | Pearlsong Press blog posts about Kathy
Pearlsong Press blog posts about
Anne. S. Kaplan | Pearlsong Press blog posts about
Corinna Makris | Pearlsong Press blog posts about Lesleigh
J. Owen | Pearlsong Press blog
posts about Frannie Zellman
Kathy Barron blog |
Corinna Makris ThisLushLife.com website |
A Celebration of Curves website | Anne S. Kaplan
website | Frannie Zellman
Kathy Barron has a B.A. in English from the
University of Michigan, ran her own health food store, worked as a bodyworker, energy healer
and caregiver, and now is pursuing her dream of writing.
Durette Hauser is a tax accountant who lives in Laingsburg,
Anne S. Kaplan is a Certified Personal Business and Life
coach, a "recovering scientist" with a Ph.D. in neuroscience, and a former computer
programmer and consultant.
Deb Lemire is founder and artistic director of Queen Bee
Productions, a professional organization producing creative works that advocate for women.
Corinna Makris is the proprietress of
ThisLushLife.com, an online plus-size clothing/living resource.
Lesleigh J. Owen has a Ph.D. in sociology and is a
college instructor and social activist.
Eileen Rosensteel is a bodacious Bohemian committed to embodying
Goddess. Finding inspiration in stories of forgotten foremothers, sacred moments, and community, she
creates poetry, performance art and healing rituals.
Dr. Deah Schwartz has a doctorate in education, a
B.A. in theater, an M.S. in therapeutic recreation, and an
M.A. in creative arts education, and is a nationally certified recreation therapist.
M.M. Stein earned her B.A. and M.A. in English from the
University of Akron and has 20 years' experience working for local companies and Fortune 500s in
customer service, public relations, sales, advertising, and broadcast media. She teaches English composition at the
University of Akron and Stark State College.
Mary Ray Worley is a freelance copy editor who works on
books for university presses.
Frannie Zellman received her MA in creative writing
from Boston University and is the author of the novel FatLand, also published by Pearlsong
Press (January 2009).