Tamara G. Oakman
Tamara Oakman’s work has appeared online and in print in such magazines as Painted Bride Quarterly, Philadelphia Stories and Best of Anthology, Mad Poets Review, Fox Chase Review, Certain Circuits Magazine, Many Mountains Moving, Unbreakable and Other Poems on Domestic Abuse, et al. She has awards in poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and drama, recently winning the Philadelphia Writer’s Conference memoir contest (2012). She studied poet Anne Sexton at the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center in Boston, MA, and during two graduate level independent studies where she lived in the poet’s space, and interviewed friends and colleagues—including Maxine Kumin—culminating in a 40-page research article about her journey, blended with an explicative analysis of Sexton’s poetry. She has lectured on Sexton’s work. She is cofounder and executive editor of APIARY Magazine. Come see what the buZZZ is all about! Find all five issues in full and more at apiarymagazine.com.