Eiren Caffall is a writer and musician based in Chicago. Her work on loss and nature, oceans and extinction has appeared in The Rumpus, Entropy Magazine, The Nervous Breakdown, Punk Planet, the short film Becoming Ocean, and three record albums.
She has been the recipient of a Social Justice News Nexus fellowship in environmental journalism at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and a Frontline: Environmental Reportage residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts, studying with Naomi Klein. She taught creative writing for the Chicago Humanities Festival and has also been awarded residencies at Millay Colony for the Arts, Hedgebrook, and Ragdale. Her work has been adapted into the short film Becoming Ocean, which screened at the Sidewalk Film Festival, the Wild and Scenic Film Festival, the Sedona Film Festival, the DC Environmental Film Festival, and the Twister Alley Film Festival. She lives in the Logan Square neighborhood with her husband and son.
CONTRIBUTIONS TO HUMANS & NATURE:
- Our Riverine DNA
From Minding Nature’s Fall 2020, Volume 13, Number 3 issue.
- To and From the Common Brick: Slow-Motion Disaster on Chicago’s South Side
From Minding Nature’s Fall 2019, Volume 12, Number 3 issue.