Cassandra Farrin (pictured left) is a novelist, essayist, and poet who lives in Idaho. She is also the Managing Editor of Amberjack Publishing, a traditional press based in Boise. A US-UK Fulbright scholar, she has an MA in Religious Studies from Lancaster University in England and a BA in Religious Studies and English from Willamette University in Oregon. Her work has appeared in Frontier Poetry, Cirque, concīs, the Ploughshares blog, and elsewhere.
Mukashi mukashi (a long time ago) a redhead from Idaho moved to Japan and fell in love with the people, the culture, and the religious traditions, but after a while she was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to the United Kingdom and left Japan to study comparative religions on another island in a different part of the world. Since then, she has adopted children with her twin sister Rebecca, gone on many adventures, and circled back to Idaho, where she writes and (still) studies religion & culture.
Cassandra is a longtime Buddhist (Shin).
Cassandra identifies as a member of the queer community, and her writing reflects that reality & experience.
As the adoptive parent of Marshallese American children (and as a thinking, feeling human being), Cassandra is a vocal advocate for greater intercultural understanding, especially in her own writing, and is committed to making the publishing industry more welcoming to marginalized creators.