Naomi Ulsted

Naomi Ulsted

Naomi Ulsted is a memoir and fiction writer. Her work can be found in Salon, Full Grown People, and Narratively, among other publications. She was selected to attend The Writers Hotel conference and writing program this past summer and was also the recipient of a partial fellowship to attend The Martha's Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing. She lives with her two sons and husband in Portland, Oregon, where she also directs a Job Corps training program for under-privileged youth.

actors in each other’s stories

Mindy Wong interviews
Naomi Ulsted


Our nonfiction coeditor Mindy Wong recently had this exchange with Naomi Ulsted, our Issue #32 featured nonfiction author. Here’s what she had to say about her writing process, her experiences participating in a workshop, and her efforts to stay true to memory… Read more

"Ezekiel's Chariot" by Jim Blythe



By Naomi Ulsted

I was watching television when my dad barreled into the living room in his boxers. He twisted and shimmied and slapped wildly at himself, his hands clapping sharply against his pale skin. My mother was at Grandma’s house…
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