creative nonfiction by Kandi Workman
Absolutely unmixed attention is prayer. —Simone Weil
". . . you remind me of my sister—and really you’re just a lonely person who reads books so you can feel less alone. I know.I read, too."
Kandi Workman (she/her) is a queer creative from West Virginia. She works with the Tamarack Foundation for the Arts as a programming manager and grant writer. She is a Waymakers Collective AppalCore member and a proud board member of the West Virginia Mine Wars Museum. Kandi graduated from West Virginia State University (2016) with B.A.s in Professional Writing, Creative Writing, and English Literature. She received an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from West Virginia Wesleyan College in 2023. She brings awareness to Appalachian history, cultures, and diversity through essays, poetry, and hybrid works.