Anastacia-Reneé is Civic Poet of Seattle and former 2015-2017 Poet-in-Residence at Hugo House. She is a hybrid genre writer, workshop facilitator and multivalent performance artist. She is the author of four books: Forget It (Black Radish Books), (v.) (Gramma Press), Answer(Me) (Argus Press), and 26 (Dancing Girl Press) and her poetry, prose and fiction have been published widely.


One sentence to describe yourself: I come from butter, moon dust, bourbon, blood & curiosity (mostly).

What will you be presenting on? Sweet Potato Pie

Best piece of advice you ever got about cooking: Taste as you go

If you could only eat one meal forever, it would be: Macaroni & Cheese

Favorite food: Macaroni & Cheese

Recommended reading: Alice Walker, In Love and Trouble

Best meals: Lima Limon, a Peruvian restaurant in a strip mall in Las Vegas; La Vegetariana all you can eat vegetarian buffet in Montevideo, Uruguay; Pupuseria La Miguelena in Portland at the 82nd Food Carts Cartlandia.

Food you’d like to try: Liver

"When I offer to cook for you, it's because I really, really want to show you love." —Anastacia-Reneé