Tabitha Blankenbiller

Instructor & Writer
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Tabitha Blankenbiller is the author of the debut essay collection Eats of Eden: A Foodoir, released from Alternating Current Press in March 2018. Her work has appeared in Tin House, Catapult, Electric Lit, The Rumpus, Narratively, Hobart, Barrelhouse, Bustle, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, and a number of other journals. She graduated from the Pacific University MFA program and lives outside of Portland, Oregon. 


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Cover Photo: Two side-by-side photographs of the writer, Tabitha Blankenbiller, in Paris. On the left she is posing with a man in a uniform. On the right she is posing in the street in front of the Eiffel Tower. In both photos she is wearing a black collared dress with a white print of the Eiffel Tower.
In a World of Impermanence, I’ll Always Have Paris

I have never felt further from a former version of myself as I do now, here, today.

Cover Photo: A photograph of the Las Vegas Strip lit up at night, featuring a dense network of hotels and casinos.
Becoming an “It Girl” in the Las Vegas Body-con Dress

The back was nothing but a web of elastic straps, and the front wasn’t low-cut as much as it was nonexistent.

Cover Photo: A photograph of many rows of seats in an empty auditorium. All of the chairs are in shades of brown.
The Impossible Ideals of the “Writer’s Life”

This was the pact I made with my now and future self: to become the most successful writer that it was possible to be.

Cover Photo: Still from the HBO series The Leftovers
Strange Grief: On The Leftovers and Departure

“The undefined, complicated, unresolved trauma makes us messy—how do we tell our story without an ending?”