Author Archives: Irene Keliher

About Irene Keliher

Irene Keliher's essays and stories have appeared in The Millions, Salon, Calyx, The Bellingham Review, The New Ohio Review, and elsewhere. She's received the Tobias Wolff Award for Fiction, the Potomac Review Fiction Award, and the Pearl Editor's Prize. A former librettist for the Houston and Seattle Opera companies, she holds an MFA from the University of Houston, where she was an editor of Gulf Coast. She lives in Seattle with her wife and two sons. Her website is

Wild Blackberries: On Food, Family, and Finding Home

Irene Keliher meditates on a childhood spent berry-picking in the forest, searching for a sense of home, and the pleasures of making pie. Continue reading

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