The Ivory Tower Boiler Room Library

A place for friends of the Ivory Tower Boiler Room to share their work

Here you’ll find writing which the Ivory Tower Boiler Room has been permitted to share with you. We welcome contributions from our readers and look forward to featuring more work and highlighting more voices as we grow. If you would like to link your work on our site, please email us.

Josiana Lacrete is an elementary school teacher in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This is her first publication.

Tyler Albertario is a passionate LGBTQ+ historian looking to carve out a space in the public eye for his own writing and scholarship on the subject.

Allie Lynn is an aspiring writer from the beautiful Sunshine State. She is currently enrolled in Southern New Hampshire University for her Bachelor’s in Creative Writing.


Dr. Steven Voris is a freelance writer living in South Dakota with a wife, son, and four grandchildren.

Shi Huiwen, Ph.D. is a mother, writer, and educator who lives in Hong Kong.

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Wendy Zuccarello is an author of six published books who lives in New Jersey with her husband,
two teenagers, and a plethora of animals.

Judy Russ is a creative writer who lives in rural Pennsylvania with her partner and two dogs. Judy is the first in our series of creative writers. You can follow her work here at her website,

Sophia Basaldua-Sun, Ph.D., lives in New York and works as an independent scholar. We are grateful to her for allowing us to reprint her work here on the Ivory Tower Boiler Room website. You can follow her work at her website Maison Metropolitanist.

Cameron Martin (he/they) is a fat & queer essayist & poet originally from Michigan. They currently “live” in Moscow, Idaho, where they’ll be starting their MFA in poetry in the fall.

Terri Muuss is a poet, writer, social worker, actress, director, motivational speaker and educator. More about her work can be found at her website, We appreciate the opportunity to share selections from her work.

Rita Rusty Rose

Rita B. Rose is an award winning poet, author and playwright. She is the recipient of two Bards awards and is currently a Long Island poet laureate.

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