Kailey Tedesco lives with her fiancé and two cats (Coraline & Marzipan) right next door to at least one hundred train cars. She is the author of the chapbook, These Ghosts of Mine Siamese (Dancing Girl Press), and her debut full-length collection, She Used to be on a Milk Carton, is forthcoming this winter from April Gloaming Publishing. In 2016, she received her MFA in Creative Writing from Arcadia University. She is the editor-in-chief of Rag Queen Periodical and a staff writer for Luna Luna Magazine. You can also find her performing in the Poetry Brothel as Hortensia Celeste.
When she’s not writing, she’s usually teaching courses on witches in literature or leading local workshops. Currently, Kailey is working on a new collection of poems that explore the super progressive gender dynamics within Spiritualism through a written seance with Lizzie Borden and other characters — it’s definitely as weird as it sounds. She enjoys watching 1970’s B horror films, baking elaborate desserts seen in music videos, and wearing all of her rings at once.
Visit her rarely updated website: kaileytedesco.com.
- “Shirley Jackson Predicted America’s Fetishization of the Murderess”
- “She Used to be on a Milk Carton”
- “we are turning gold / we are dying”
- “In Old Hollywood”
Sophie Robinson is a poet. She lives between London and Norwich, where she teaches Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia. She is the author of A and The Institute of Our Love in Disrepair. Recent work has appeared in n+1, The White Review, Poetry Review, The Brooklyn Rail and Ploughshares. Join her tinyletter to get the latest on her poetry & other musings.
Vanessa Angélica Villarreal
Vanessa Angélica Villarreal was born in the Rio Grande Valley borderlands to formerly undocumented Mexican immigrants. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in PBS Newshour, Poor Claudia, Apogee, Waxwing, The Wanderer, Sporklet, DIAGRAM, The Feminist Wire, The Poetry Foundation Harriet Blog, and elsewhere. She has served as an editor for the Bettering American Poetry project and is a CantoMundo Fellow. Her book, Beast Meridian, is forthcoming from Noemi Press in 2017. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Poetry and Digital Media Arts at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, where she eats tacos with her family, but her forever hometown is Houston, Texas.