Tamara Dean

Tamara Dean writes fiction and nonfiction. Her essays have appeared in The American Scholar, Creative Nonfiction, The Guardian, Orion, Seneca Review, The Southern Review, and elsewhere. Four have been nominated for Pushcart Prizes, and “Slow Blues” was a 2021 National Magazine Award finalist. Her essay collection, Shelter and Storm, is forthcoming in 2025.

Tamara Dean


So Near the Soil

Soon after I purchased land in southwestern Wisconsin, a stranger from Missouri called me. “I’m your farm’s manager,” he said with a drawl. He had helped the widow who’d owned […]

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