Welcome to my newest adventure. A few years ago I got a chance to start my life over again, but this time built on the things I care about instead of the things that were within easy reach. I care about exploring and learning. I care about the world around me: how it works, how to make it better.
Life's short: hit the road whenever you can.
Chelsea Biondolillo is originally from Portland, Oregon. After finishing a degree in fine arts at the Pacific NW College of Art, she left home on the first of what would become many cross country moves. She has worked as a public radio reporter, computer programmer, a cigarette girl, a record store clerk, a telemarketer, and once, in the sixth grade, as a soccer coach. She does not know how to play soccer.
Chelsea has a dual master's degree in both creative writing and environmental studies from the University of Wyoming. Her journalism has appeared on Wyoming Public Media, NPR, in Science magazine, and others. She has written book reviews for The Rumpus, Xenith, Birding, and Necessary Fiction. Her prose has appeared in a number of online and print spaces, including Brevity, The Fourth River, River Teeth, Hayden's Ferry Review, Flyway, Diagram, Essay Daily, Creative Nonfiction, Rappahannock Review, and Phoebe.
She was a 2012 Think, Write, Publish communication fellow, funded in part by the NSF, and has received Shenandoah's Carter Prize for the Essay and an Olive B. O'Connor fellowship at Colgate University. Her essays have twice been nominated for Pushcart prizes, and once been included as notable in Best American Essays, 2014. Her chapbook, Ologies will be published by Etchings Press in May, 2015.
Chelsea is currently teaching and writing in Central New York State.
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