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Athena Dixon

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Born and raised in Northeast Ohio, Athena Dixon is a poet, essayist, and editor. She is the author of The Incredible Shrinking Woman (Split/Lip Press 2020) and No God In This Room (Argus House Press 2018). Her work also appears in The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 2: Black Girl Magic (Haymarket Books).

Athena's work has appeared in various publications both online and in print. She is a Pushcart Prize nominee (2016, 2017), a Best of the Net nominee (2017), a Callaloo fellow (Oxford 2017), a V.O.N.A. fellow (2018), and a Tin House Workshop attendee (Winter 2019). Athena is a member of the Moving Forewards Memoir Writers Collective. Additionally, she has presented at AWP (2013, 2020), HippoCamp (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020) and The Muse and the Market
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The Incredible Shrinking Woman

4.65 avg rating — 49 ratings — published 2020 — 3 editions
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No God in This Room

4.75 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2017
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The Incredible Shrinking Woman by Athena Dixon
"Elegant in its prose, the strength of “The Incredible Shrinking Woman” lies in its unflinching depiction of what it means to be Black, fat, and female in America. We follow Athena Dixon from small town to big city in a collection that expands the per" Read more of this review »
The Incredible Shrinking Woman by Athena Dixon
"A fascinating, impressive, provocative book of essays. Reading this book in 1-2 sittings reminded me of time spent with a younger, bolder, and more emotionally expressive Vivian Gornick. Dixon takes us into the quiet spaces where a non-extravert figh" Read more of this review »
The Incredible Shrinking Woman by Athena Dixon
"What does it mean to be a midwestern Black woman?

How do you let yourself be seen when your instinct is to shrink?

What does depression look like?

Where do you find hope?

Athena Dixon explores all of these issues and so much more in her essay collect" Read more of this review »
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