Tiah has spent over eleven years in communications positions for public service organizations such as Trillium Family Services, the University of Oregon, and most recently, Oregon Health & Science University. Over the last decade, she’s developed everything from radio spots and short screenplays to executive speeches and fundraising campaign materials.
Currently, Tiah serves as the president for VoiceCatcher, a non-profit that nurtures and promotes women writers and artists in the Portland, Oregon metro area. Previously she also served as a poetry co-editor, a prose co-editor, and managing editor for VoiceCatcher: a journal of women’s voices and visions and She Holds the Face of the World: Ten Years of VoiceCatcher. In addition she has volunteered with Write Around Portland and the Northwest Narrative Medicine Collaborative.
Tiah holds a B.A. in English Literature and Film Studies from the University of Oregon and an M.S. in Writing and Book Publishing from Portland State University. Her poetry has appeared in CutBank, VoiceCatcher, Paper Nautilus, Rust + Moth, Rogue Agent, The Timberline Review, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, Spoon River Poetry Review and the anthologies Forty Years of CutBank and Just Now: Twenty New Portland Poets. Work is forthcoming from Pretty Owl Poetry, scissor & spackle, and Cloudbank. Her poems can also be found on Ink Node.