Terese Svoboda

New York/Victoria writer Terese Svoboda has a body of work that includes poetry, novels, memoirs, translation, biography, and over 100 published short stories. Black Glasses Like Clark Kent (2008) is a memoir of her uncle’s chilling experience as a military policeman in occupied Japan, and Weapons Grade (2009) uses poetry to interrogate the power of occupation, both political and personal. Svoboda’s 2011 novel, Bohemian Girl, has been called “a cross between True Grit and Huckleberry Finn.” She has also written the biography Anything That Burns You: A Portrait of Lola Ridge, Radical Poet (2016). Her eighth novel, Dog on Fire, was published in 2023.