Zoe Grace Marquedant (she/her/hers) is a writer. She received her BA from Sarah Lawrence College and her MFA from Columbia University. Zoe has participated in artist residencies at Farm Studio and Dogo Residenz für Neue Kunst. She was also a Research Ecologies & Archival Development fellow at the School of the Commons. Her work has been featured in the Cool Rock Repository, Coffin Bell, Olney Magazine, The Schuylkill Valley Journal, as well as in other publications. Currently, Zoe is a contributor and columnist for Talk Vomit.
Making A Living
Zoe Grace Marquedant
Making a Living asks questions of what wild may mean in today’s world and over time. The essays in these books ponder questions of domestication, cultivation, bioethics, anthropomorphism, and what it means to be animal versus human. Following the author in her travels across continents and through a series of jobs, mostly with horses, it takes in the birth of thoroughbreds, a rare disease targeting feral horses, two-headed genetic mutations, the disappearance of monsters, bioengineered lambs and more. In doing so, it considers what the nature of wildness really is, and what we can learn from it.