Savannah Slone is a queer writer who earned her B.A. in English: Professional and Creative Writing from Central Washington University and is completing her M.F.A. in Writing at Lindenwood University. Her poetry and short fiction has appeared in Heavy Feather Review, The Airgonaut, Ghost City Press, Maudlin House, decomP magazineE, FIVE:2:ONE, and elsewhere. Savannah’s work most often pairs natural themes with examinations in mental illness, reproductive rights, sex and consent, gun control, motherhood, and what living in Trump’s America looks like.
Some of her favorite writers are Sylvia Plath, Mary Ruefle, Maya Angelou, Jamaal May, Toni Morrison, Eduardo C. Corral, Anne Carson, and Joan Didion. She recently finished Carmen Maria Machado’s Her Body and Other Parties and is currently binge reading the works of Roxane Gay, Jesmyn Ward, Adrienne Rich, and Rebecca Solnit.
Her debut poetry chapbook is forthcoming publication with Finishing Line Press. She is currently writing a novel about adolescence, sex work, poverty, and the oddity that is exploring one’s sexual identity. Savannah serves as the Assistant Poetry Editor for Boston Accent Lit and is a Wigleaf Top 50 Flash Fiction reader.
Savannah is the mother of a child on the autism spectrum and is passionate about neurodiversity and inclusivity. When she’s not writing or mothering, Savannah enjoys reading, knitting, hiking, and discussing intersectional feminism.
- “An Exhalation of Dead Things” – Anti-Heroin Chic
- “Crimson Exodus” – Maudlin House
- “Within Your White Picket Fence” – The Airgonaut
- “Moss of the Indefinite” – Ghost City Press
- “Hexes, Curses, and Other Naughty Things I’ll Do To You” – Luna Luna Magazine