The Fat Poets' Society
authors of
Fat Poets Speak
Voices of the Fat Poets' Society
Fat Poets Speak 2
Living and Loving Fatly

The poets of Fat Poets Speak 2: Living and Loving Fatly by Frannie Zellman

The Fat Poets' Society


The Fat Poets' Society was born at a poetry workshop
at the 2006 annual convention of the
National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance (NAAFA).

The authors are donating royalties from Fat Poets Speak to NAAFA.

Click on a poet's name below for individual information.

Kathy Barron | Durette Hauser Anne S. Kaplan | Deb Lemire | Corinna Makris
 Lesleigh J. Owen | Eileen Rosensteel | Dr. Deah Schwartz |  M.M. Stein | Mary Ray Worley | Frannie Zellman

Fat Poets Speak media kit (PDF)

Fat Poets Speak webpage

 Hour-long mp3 recording of the authors talking with publisher Peggy Elam, Ph.D.
& reading selected poems

45-minute mp3 recording of Frannie Zellman & Lesleigh J. Owen  talking with
publisher Peggy Elam, Ph.D. & performing a fat acceptance skit & Lesleigh's poem "Fat Beauty."

More of Me to Love interviews with the authors of Fat Poets Speak

Pearlsong Press blog posts about Fat Poets Speak | Pearlsong Press blog posts about
the Fat Poets' Society
 | Pearlsong Press blog posts about Kathy Barron
Pearlsong Press blog posts about Anne. S. Kaplan | Pearlsong Press blog posts about
Corinna Makris
 | Pearlsong Press blog posts about Lesleigh J. Owen | Pearlsong Press blog posts about Frannie Zellman

Kathy Barron blog | Corinna Makris website | Corinna Makris
A Celebration of Curves website
 | Anne S. Kaplan website | Frannie Zellman blog

Kathy Barron has a B.A. in English from the University of Michigan, ran her own health food store, worked as a bodyworker, energy healer and caregiver, and now is pursuing her dream of writing.

Durette Hauser is a tax accountant who lives in Laingsburg, Michigan.

Anne S. Kaplan is a Certified Personal Business and Life coach, a "recovering scientist" with a Ph.D. in neuroscience, and a former computer programmer and consultant.

Deb Lemire is founder and artistic director of Queen Bee Productions, a professional organization producing creative works that advocate for women.

Corinna Makris is the proprietress of, an online plus-size clothing/living resource.

Lesleigh J. Owen has a Ph.D. in sociology and is a college instructor and social activist.

Eileen Rosensteel is a bodacious Bohemian committed to embodying Goddess. Finding inspiration in stories of forgotten foremothers, sacred moments, and community, she creates poetry, performance art and healing rituals.

Dr. Deah Schwartz has a doctorate in education, a B.A. in theater, an M.S. in therapeutic recreation, and an M.A. in creative arts education, and is a nationally certified recreation therapist.

M.M. Stein earned her B.A. and M.A. in English from the University of Akron and has 20 years' experience working for local companies and Fortune 500s in customer service, public relations, sales, advertising, and broadcast media. She teaches English composition at the University of Akron and Stark State College.

Mary Ray Worley is a freelance copy editor who works on books for university presses.

Frannie Zellman received her MA in creative writing from Boston University and is the author of the novel FatLand, also published by Pearlsong Press (January 2009).


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