Victoria Boynton—grandmother of two, mother of one, step-mother of one, and partner of one—is a nomadic writer. She lives alternatively in Ithaca, NY, Truth or Consequences, NM, Asheville, NC, and Speedsville, NY. Sometimes she shares her space with her adorable husband. Sometimes she is solitary.
Boynton is Professor of English at the State University of New York at Cortland. Her chapbook of poems, Contraptions (2009) was published by Stockport Flat Press. Boynton’s fiction and poetry appear in Calyx, Verse, Harpur Palate, Heliotrope, Comstock Review, Rhino, and Faultline.
She has scholarly articles on Margaret Atwood and Leslie Silko in Short Story Criticism (2010) and Contemporary Literary Criticism (2009). She is author and editor of the Encyclopedia of Women’s Autobiography (2005) with Jo Malin and Herspace: Women, Writing, and Solitude (2003) also with Malin. She has been the recipient of the Roseanne Brooks Dedicated Teacher Award.
“Who can live without stories?” she asks. “It would be like an evangelical living without God.”