M. M. Adjarian is a critic, award-winning essayist and occasional poet who has published in such journals as the Baltimore Review, Verdad, South 85, Grub Street, Pif, Glint, Gravel, Eclectica, Crack the Spine, The London Reader and the North Dakota Quarterly. Her articles and reviews have appeared in Tribeza-Austin, Arts + Culture Texas, Bitch, Kirkus Reviews, Library Journal, and the Dallas Voice.
A University of Michigan comparative literature PhD and former academic, her creative writing mentors have included PEN Oakland award-winning memoirist and distinguished poet Lucille Lang Day and novelist/non-fiction writer Brian Bouldrey. She maintains a personal essay blog on her website, An Austin Writing Life, where she muses on everything from junk art cathedrals to how to survive middle age through stripper pole dancing. She is also completing revisions on a memoir about the power of blood ties and how the silent past tense realities of those closest to us can twist - and devastate - our lives in ways we never imagined.