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Martha Bayne

Martha Bayne is the editor of three anthologies of writing about Chicago and the Midwest, a senior editor at the University of Illinois Press, and a contributing editor for Chicago’s South Side Weekly newspaper. Her work has appeared in many local and national outlets, including the Chicago Reader, the Chicago Tribune, the Rumpus, Belt MagazineEater, PRI/The World, and San Juan’s Centro de Periodismo Investigativo. She is also the founder of a community meal project called Soup & Bread, and can be found on Substack at

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