Seven Stories Press

Works of Radical Imagination

Chavisa Woods


Chavisa Woods is a writer and artist based in Brooklyn. Her debut collection of short stories, Love Does Not Make Me Gentle or Kind, was a Lambda Literary Award Finalist for Debut Fiction, and in 2009 she was the recipient of a Jerome Foundation Award for emerging writers. Woods has read or performed at The Whitney Museum, Penn State University, the New York Vision Festival, the NYC HOWL festival, and the New York Hot Festival. Her writing has appeared in the New York Quarterly, the Evergreen Review, Union Station, and the Brooklyn Rail.