Bio:

Tresha has been called, “A brave and innovative voice with a sensibility that soars across galaxies.” (Michelle Bitting).

Her work has been published in award-winning journals such as The Cincinnati Review, Pirene’s Fountain, Poet Lore, and Rattle, just to name a few, and has won awards as diverse as the Robert and Adele Schiff Poetry Prize, a Pushcart nomination, and the Alien Sloth Sex (ASS) Award in 2011.

She is the author of two chapbooks, The Lone Breakable Night and Take This Longing.

Since 2012, The Poetry Salon has grown in size, service and reputation, assisting more than 100 of Los Angeles’ top poets in refining their work and getting it published. Through one-day workshops, six-week workshops, writers’ retreats and independent editing and manuscript services, the offerings of the Salon have become a one-stop center for serious poets from all walks of life. Tresha created The Salon to be a safe place of high energy to make friends, build community, and share ones love of the arts.

Tresha holds an M.A. in the Psychology of Creativity from Saybrook University, and often tells her classes that she began writing only so she could have the credentials to teach workshops to other innovative writers and poets.

The joy of teaching, she says, is equal to the joy of writing, and better-because it gives you a chance to meet with, learn about, and celebrate your fellow artists, and rediscover, the world through their eyes.