Belle Boggs is the author of The Art of Waiting: On Fertility, Medicine, and Motherhood, forthcoming from Graywolf Press in September 2016. Her first book, Mattaponi Queen, won the Bakeless Prize and the Library of Virginia Award and was shortlisted for the 2010 Frank O’Connor Short Story Award. Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in The Paris Review, Harper’s, Glimmer Train, the Sun, and the Oxford American, among other publications. She lives in Chatham County, North Carolina and teaches in the MFA program at North Carolina State University.
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