Martha Bayne is a writer and editor based in Chicago, and a senior editor with Belt Publishing, dedicated to independent nonfiction and journalism for the Rust Belt. Her work has appeared in the Chicago Reader, the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago ReporterBelt MagazineEater, and San Juan’s Centro de Periodismo Investigativo. She is also the founder of a community meal project called Soup & Bread and a member of Theater Oobleck’s artistic ensemble.

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