Zoë Bossiere is a doctoral candidate at Ohio University, where she studies and teaches creative writing and rhetoric & composition. She is the managing editor of Brevity: A Journal of Concise Literary Nonfiction, and the co-editor of its anthology, The Best of Brevity (Rose Metal Press, 2020). She is also an interview podcast host for the New Books Network.


She is currently at work on a memoir about gender and place that chronicles her experiences presenting and coming of age as a boy in a trailer park in the Sonoran Desert of Tucson, Arizona. Excerpts from this work have been published in ALR, The Rumpus, Guernica, and elsewhere.




Fear in the Time of the Javelina

by Zoë Bossiere


"A younger boy swore he’d seen one of the pigs standing on its hind legs, peering through his trailer window."

Into the Body of the Light

by Zoë Bossiere


"The fox would not catch the chicken. The chicken would not outwit the fox. The two spun together in perpetuity, a kind of eternal danse macabre."

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Ghostly Woman

by Zoë Bossiere


"I had never lived in a real haunted house. I didn’t know what any of the rules were. Could her presence cause physical harm?"


Wherever You Go, There You Are

by Zoë Bossiere


"While many listeners can agree 'I've Never Been to Me' is, in fact, very bad...why do we still remember what is, on its face, a crappy song by a woman with a short, arguably unremarkable musical career?"