The Wardrobe’s Best Dressed: Rojo si pudiera ser rojo by Ana Belén López (translated by Ryan Greene)

1

Si el tren se descarrila,
¿Por dónde correrán mis venas?
¿Llegará mi sangre
al centro de la tierra?

Sentirán palpitar las piedras del camino.
Se remojarán a la orilla del río
que cruza bajo el mismo puente.
El sol cubrirá
los pedazos de pelo
que queden en el camino.
Los hilos del vestido
se enredarán
en el olor de tabaco.
Las uñas
llegarán a su punto de origen.

¿Por dónde correrá mi voz?
¿Entre mis venas?
Cuando el tren se descarrile,

¿Brillará un poco la luz?


In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, this selection comes from the book, Rojo
si pudiera ser rojo, available from Anomalous Press.  Purchase your copy here! Our curator for this selection is Krista Cox.

Ana Belén López, 1961, Culiacán, Sinaloa. López studied at the Ibero-american University in Mexico City (la Universidad Ibero americana de la Ciudad de México) where she received a bachelor’s degree in Latin American Literature and a master’s degree in Modern Literature. As a professor of literature, she has taught 20th century Latin American Narrative and Poetry for more than 20 years. She is the author of four books of poetry-Alejándose avanza (Drifting off Drives on)Del barandal (From the railing)Silencios (Silences), and Retrato hablado (Spoken portrait). Her poetry has been translated into several languages and has been published in a wide array of national media including the journals Pauta, Letras Libres, and Revista de la Universidad, among others. Since 2001 she has published the column “Imágenes sueltas (Loose images)” in the Mazatlán-based paper Noroeste (Northwest).

Krista Cox’s an intersectional feminist and anti-racist activist, and acts as chair of the Leadership Council of the Feminist Humanist Alliance, a social justice adjunct organization of the American Humanist Association

Krista’s poetry appears in many fine journals, and she’s presently seeking a publisher for her chapbook How to Kiss a Monster. She’s the Managing Editor of Doubleback Review, a fledgling online journal that features work previously published at now-defunct journals, and an Associate Poetry Editor at Stirring: A Literary Collection, the longest continuously-publishing online journal on the web. In 2016, Krista founded Lit Literary Collective, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that hosts affordable, accessible writing retreats and otherwise serves her local writing community. Krista received an honors BA in English from Indiana University South Bend. Sometimes she draws fat unicorns and paints cute animals.

For the last 17 years, Krista has been a paralegal and legal assistant at a law firm specializing in environmental and insurance coverage law. She claims a 18 year-old bass player and 12 year-old anime cosplay aficionado as her kin and an [age redacted] Excel wizard as her partner. Their home is run by a mini schnauzer and three personality-diverse cats.sta-cox-86a11213’s profile on LinkedIn

 

The Wardrobe’s Best Dressed: Rojo si pudiera ser rojo by Ana Belén López (translated by Ryan Greene)

9

Somos un poco de azúcar
en tejido blando.

Un poco de sal en la punta de la lengua.

Gajos de naranja
entre la saliva
del agua

del agua de la punta de la lengua.

9

We’re a bit of sugar

in soft tissue.

A bit of salt on the tip of the tongue.

Orange slices between the saliva of water of water on the tip of the tongue.


In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, this selection comes from the book, Rojo
si pudiera ser rojo, available from Anomalous Press.  Purchase your copy here! Our curator for this selection is Krista Cox.

Ana Belén López, 1961, Culiacán, Sinaloa. López studied at the Ibero-american University in Mexico City (la Universidad Ibero americana de la Ciudad de México) where she received a bachelor’s degree in Latin American Literature and a master’s degree in Modern Literature. As a professor of literature, she has taught 20th century Latin American Narrative and Poetry for more than 20 years. She is the author of four books of poetry-Alejándose avanza (Drifting off Drives on)Del barandal (From the railing)Silencios (Silences), and Retrato hablado (Spoken portrait). Her poetry has been translated into several languages and has been published in a wide array of national media including the journals Pauta, Letras Libres, and Revista de la Universidad, among others. Since 2001 she has published the column “Imágenes sueltas (Loose images)” in the Mazatlán-based paper Noroeste (Northwest).

Krista Cox’s an intersectional feminist and anti-racist activist, and acts as chair of the Leadership Council of the Feminist Humanist Alliance, a social justice adjunct organization of the American Humanist Association

Krista’s poetry appears in many fine journals, and she’s presently seeking a publisher for her chapbook How to Kiss a Monster. She’s the Managing Editor of Doubleback Review, a fledgling online journal that features work previously published at now-defunct journals, and an Associate Poetry Editor at Stirring: A Literary Collection, the longest continuously-publishing online journal on the web. In 2016, Krista founded Lit Literary Collective, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that hosts affordable, accessible writing retreats and otherwise serves her local writing community. Krista received an honors BA in English from Indiana University South Bend. Sometimes she draws fat unicorns and paints cute animals.

For the last 17 years, Krista has been a paralegal and legal assistant at a law firm specializing in environmental and insurance coverage law. She claims a 18 year-old bass player and 12 year-old anime cosplay aficionado as her kin and an [age redacted] Excel wizard as her partner. Their home is run by a mini schnauzer and three personality-diverse cats.sta-cox-86a11213’s profile on LinkedIn

 

The Wardrobe’s Best Dressed: Rojo si pudiera ser rojo by Ana Belén López (translated by Ryan Greene)

23

4:42 sin insomnio.

Sin recuerdo
ni presentimiento.

Un cuerpo dentro de una
bolsa negra.
Un cuerpo blanco
flotando entre arenas de mar.

No es insomnio.

Sólo es un
cuerpo.

Una bolsa negra.

La silueta en la arena.

La sábana cubre
de nuevo el rostro.


In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, this selection comes from the book, Rojo
si pudiera ser rojo, available from Anomalous Press.  Purchase your copy here! Our curator for this selection is Krista Cox.

Ana Belén López, 1961, Culiacán, Sinaloa. López studied at the Ibero-american University in Mexico City (la Universidad Ibero americana de la Ciudad de México) where she received a bachelor’s degree in Latin American Literature and a master’s degree in Modern Literature. As a professor of literature, she has taught 20th century Latin American Narrative and Poetry for more than 20 years. She is the author of four books of poetry-Alejándose avanza (Drifting off Drives on)Del barandal (From the railing)Silencios (Silences), and Retrato hablado (Spoken portrait). Her poetry has been translated into several languages and has been published in a wide array of national media including the journals Pauta, Letras Libres, and Revista de la Universidad, among others. Since 2001 she has published the column “Imágenes sueltas (Loose images)” in the Mazatlán-based paper Noroeste (Northwest).

Krista Cox’s an intersectional feminist and anti-racist activist, and acts as chair of the Leadership Council of the Feminist Humanist Alliance, a social justice adjunct organization of the American Humanist Association

Krista’s poetry appears in many fine journals, and she’s presently seeking a publisher for her chapbook How to Kiss a Monster. She’s the Managing Editor of Doubleback Review, a fledgling online journal that features work previously published at now-defunct journals, and an Associate Poetry Editor at Stirring: A Literary Collection, the longest continuously-publishing online journal on the web. In 2016, Krista founded Lit Literary Collective, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that hosts affordable, accessible writing retreats and otherwise serves her local writing community. Krista received an honors BA in English from Indiana University South Bend. Sometimes she draws fat unicorns and paints cute animals.

For the last 17 years, Krista has been a paralegal and legal assistant at a law firm specializing in environmental and insurance coverage law. She claims a 18 year-old bass player and 12 year-old anime cosplay aficionado as her kin and an [age redacted] Excel wizard as her partner. Their home is run by a mini schnauzer and three personality-diverse cats.sta-cox-86a11213’s profile on LinkedIn

 

The Wardrobe’s Best Dressed: Rojo si pudiera ser rojo by Ana Belén López (translated by Ryan Greene)

EL SUEÑO

Cuando no había luz,
ni agua, ni sombras porque no había luz
ni agua, ni sol porque no había luna
ni mares porque no había agua
ni luz, ni árboles porque no había
pájaros, ni cielo porque no había tierra
ni luz, porque no había fuego
ni calor, porque no había luz,
ni agua, ni tierra ni fuego.

Había un sueño
dormido
esperando el azul del cielo.


In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, this selection comes from the book, Rojo
si pudiera ser rojo, available from Anomalous Press.  Purchase your copy here! Our curator for this selection is Krista Cox.

Ana Belén López, 1961, Culiacán, Sinaloa. López studied at the Ibero-american University in Mexico City (la Universidad Ibero americana de la Ciudad de México) where she received a bachelor’s degree in Latin American Literature and a master’s degree in Modern Literature. As a professor of literature, she has taught 20th century Latin American Narrative and Poetry for more than 20 years. She is the author of four books of poetry-Alejándose avanza (Drifting off Drives on)Del barandal (From the railing)Silencios (Silences), and Retrato hablado (Spoken portrait). Her poetry has been translated into several languages and has been published in a wide array of national media including the journals Pauta, Letras Libres, and Revista de la Universidad, among others. Since 2001 she has published the column “Imágenes sueltas (Loose images)” in the Mazatlán-based paper Noroeste (Northwest).

Krista Cox’s an intersectional feminist and anti-racist activist, and acts as chair of the Leadership Council of the Feminist Humanist Alliance, a social justice adjunct organization of the American Humanist Association

Krista’s poetry appears in many fine journals, and she’s presently seeking a publisher for her chapbook How to Kiss a Monster. She’s the Managing Editor of Doubleback Review, a fledgling online journal that features work previously published at now-defunct journals, and an Associate Poetry Editor at Stirring: A Literary Collection, the longest continuously-publishing online journal on the web. In 2016, Krista founded Lit Literary Collective, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that hosts affordable, accessible writing retreats and otherwise serves her local writing community. Krista received an honors BA in English from Indiana University South Bend. Sometimes she draws fat unicorns and paints cute animals.

For the last 17 years, Krista has been a paralegal and legal assistant at a law firm specializing in environmental and insurance coverage law. She claims a 18 year-old bass player and 12 year-old anime cosplay aficionado as her kin and an [age redacted] Excel wizard as her partner. Their home is run by a mini schnauzer and three personality-diverse cats.sta-cox-86a11213’s profile on LinkedIn

 

The Wardrobe’s Best Dressed: Rojo si pudiera ser rojo by Ana Belén López (translated by Ryan Greene)

LAS LILAS

El patio estaba lleno de lilas, lilas por todos lados, lilas
en los ojos, en las manos, en los pies, lilas pisadas, lilas en
el cabello, en el aire, en el olor, lilas verdes, cafés, azules.
La voz era lila, el timbre de la voz, el recorrido, el tiempo
lila.

Nostalgia lila nostalgia lila nostalgia lila nostalgia.

La última ida: caminar, caminar, caminar hasta las lilas,
pisar las lilas, charcos lilas, mojar los pies en los charcos
lilas, otra vez, otra vez.

La última vez lila.

Caen las lilas siempre caen las lilas.

Se van.

Las lilas se van.


In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, this selection comes from the book, Rojo
si pudiera ser rojo, available from Anomalous Press.  Purchase your copy here! Our curator for this selection is Krista Cox.

Ana Belén López, 1961, Culiacán, Sinaloa. López studied at the Ibero-american University in Mexico City (la Universidad Ibero americana de la Ciudad de México) where she received a bachelor’s degree in Latin American Literature and a master’s degree in Modern Literature. As a professor of literature, she has taught 20th century Latin American Narrative and Poetry for more than 20 years. She is the author of four books of poetry-Alejándose avanza (Drifting off Drives on)Del barandal (From the railing)Silencios (Silences), and Retrato hablado (Spoken portrait). Her poetry has been translated into several languages and has been published in a wide array of national media including the journals Pauta, Letras Libres, and Revista de la Universidad, among others. Since 2001 she has published the column “Imágenes sueltas (Loose images)” in the Mazatlán-based paper Noroeste (Northwest).

 

Krista Cox’s an intersectional feminist and anti-racist activist, and acts as chair of the Leadership Council of the Feminist Humanist Alliance, a social justice adjunct organization of the American Humanist Association

Krista’s poetry appears in many fine journals, and she’s presently seeking a publisher for her chapbook How to Kiss a Monster. She’s the Managing Editor of Doubleback Review, a fledgling online journal that features work previously published at now-defunct journals, and an Associate Poetry Editor at Stirring: A Literary Collection, the longest continuously-publishing online journal on the web. In 2016, Krista founded Lit Literary Collective, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that hosts affordable, accessible writing retreats and otherwise serves her local writing community. Krista received an honors BA in English from Indiana University South Bend. Sometimes she draws fat unicorns and paints cute animals.

For the last 17 years, Krista has been a paralegal and legal assistant at a law firm specializing in environmental and insurance coverage law. She claims a 18 year-old bass player and 12 year-old anime cosplay aficionado as her kin and an [age redacted] Excel wizard as her partner. Their home is run by a mini schnauzer and three personality-diverse cats.sta-cox-86a11213’s profile on LinkedIn

 

 

The Wardrobe’s Best Dressed: Sons of Achilles by Nabila Lovelace

In a Greyhound Station his last name
is read before my first

by the entrance attendant I hand my ticket to. Who
is kind & asks me “Why didn’t you bring

me breakfast?” It is 4 in the morning, I blush
to myself. Oedipus, I do not want

the older stranger inquiring
on his day’s first meal. I respond, “You

were bringing me breakfast today,” a snappy
teen in my gullet. Glum, but glinting

in my cheekiness extended
to the aged stranger who I knew

was Nigerian before his exhort of such. I don’t love
my father, but the Greyhound says, “Your name

is beautiful is it African?” & he means
my name,
not
my last.

& I cannot say I believe in love because
I love my father. No. That country stretched

itself large w/ new children. There is no room.
But I believe in love, 20th of January, even

`in a Greyhound bus station where
fluorescents blink to bleakness, even

as my home country inchoate
itches to slide me off its flag,

when I remember the Attendant in Atlanta
taught me hello in Ibo

when I told him I could not speak
my father’s language. Oh,

how the weeping followed.


This selection comes from the book, Sons of Achilles, available from YesYes Books.  Purchase your copy here! Our curator for this selection is Krista Cox.

Nabila Lovelace is a born and raised Queens native, as well as a first generation American. Her parents hail from Trinidad and Tobago and Nigeria. She currently resides in Tuscaloosa, AL. Her first collection, Sons of Achilles, released from YesYes Books in 2018. Nabila is a 2016 Poetry Witch Magazine Summer Solstice Bop Contest finalist, a 2016 Vinyl 45 Chapbook Contest finalist, 2015 Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop fellow, finalist for the Emerge-Be-Surface fellowship 2014, and a winner of the 2013 Poets & Writers Amy Award. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in Narrative Northeast, Washington Square Review, Day One, Winter Tangerine: Hands Up Don’t Shoot, ESPN, & Vinyl. She is co-founder of The Conversation Literary Festival. Her editorial work includes screening for Callaloo Journal, assistant poetry editor at Black Warrior Review, & co-poetry editor for The Offing. twitter handle: @nabilas_here

Krista Cox’s an intersectional feminist and anti-racist activist, and acts as chair of the Leadership Council of the Feminist Humanist Alliance, a social justice adjunct organization of the American Humanist Association

Krista’s poetry appears in many fine journals, and she’s presently seeking a publisher for her chapbook How to Kiss a Monster. She’s the Managing Editor of Doubleback Review, a fledgling online journal that features work previously published at now-defunct journals, and an Associate Poetry Editor at Stirring: A Literary Collection, the longest continuously-publishing online journal on the web. In 2016, Krista founded Lit Literary Collective, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that hosts affordable, accessible writing retreats and otherwise serves her local writing community. Krista received an honors BA in English from Indiana University South Bend. Sometimes she draws fat unicorns and paints cute animals.

For the last 17 years, Krista has been a paralegal and legal assistant at a law firm specializing in environmental and insurance coverage law. She claims a 18 year-old bass player and 12 year-old anime cosplay aficionado as her kin and an [age redacted] Excel wizard as her partner. Their home is run by a mini schnauzer and three personality-diverse cats.sta-cox-86a11213’s profile on LinkedIn

 

The Wardrobe’s Best Dressed: Sons of Achilles by Nabila Lovelace


This selection comes from the book, Sons of Achilles, available from YesYes Books.  Purchase your copy here! Our curator for this selection is Krista Cox.

Nabila Lovelace is a born and raised Queens native, as well as a first generation American. Her parents hail from Trinidad and Tobago and Nigeria. She currently resides in Tuscaloosa, AL. Her first collection, Sons of Achilles, released from YesYes Books in 2018. Nabila is a 2016 Poetry Witch Magazine Summer Solstice Bop Contest finalist, a 2016 Vinyl 45 Chapbook Contest finalist, 2015 Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop fellow, finalist for the Emerge-Be-Surface fellowship 2014, and a winner of the 2013 Poets & Writers Amy Award. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in Narrative Northeast, Washington Square Review, Day One, Winter Tangerine: Hands Up Don’t Shoot, ESPN, & Vinyl. She is co-founder of The Conversation Literary Festival. Her editorial work includes screening for Callaloo Journal, assistant poetry editor at Black Warrior Review, & co-poetry editor for The Offing. twitter handle: @nabilas_here

Krista Cox’s an intersectional feminist and anti-racist activist, and acts as chair of the Leadership Council of the Feminist Humanist Alliance, a social justice adjunct organization of the American Humanist Association

Krista’s poetry appears in many fine journals, and she’s presently seeking a publisher for her chapbook How to Kiss a Monster. She’s the Managing Editor of Doubleback Review, a fledgling online journal that features work previously published at now-defunct journals, and an Associate Poetry Editor at Stirring: A Literary Collection, the longest continuously-publishing online journal on the web. In 2016, Krista founded Lit Literary Collective, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that hosts affordable, accessible writing retreats and otherwise serves her local writing community. Krista received an honors BA in English from Indiana University South Bend. Sometimes she draws fat unicorns and paints cute animals.

For the last 17 years, Krista has been a paralegal and legal assistant at a law firm specializing in environmental and insurance coverage law. She claims a 18 year-old bass player and 12 year-old anime cosplay aficionado as her kin and an [age redacted] Excel wizard as her partner. Their home is run by a mini schnauzer and three personality-diverse cats.sta-cox-86a11213’s profile on LinkedIn

 

The Wardrobe’s Best Dressed: Sons of Achilles by Nabila Lovelace


This selection comes from the book, Sons of Achilles, available from YesYes Books.  Purchase your copy here! Our curator for this selection is Krista Cox.

Nabila Lovelace is a born and raised Queens native, as well as a first generation American. Her parents hail from Trinidad and Tobago and Nigeria. She currently resides in Tuscaloosa, AL. Her first collection, Sons of Achilles, released from YesYes Books in 2018. Nabila is a 2016 Poetry Witch Magazine Summer Solstice Bop Contest finalist, a 2016 Vinyl 45 Chapbook Contest finalist, 2015 Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop fellow, finalist for the Emerge-Be-Surface fellowship 2014, and a winner of the 2013 Poets & Writers Amy Award. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in Narrative Northeast, Washington Square Review, Day One, Winter Tangerine: Hands Up Don’t Shoot, ESPN, & Vinyl. She is co-founder of The Conversation Literary Festival. Her editorial work includes screening for Callaloo Journal, assistant poetry editor at Black Warrior Review, & co-poetry editor for The Offing. twitter handle: @nabilas_here

Krista Cox’s an intersectional feminist and anti-racist activist, and acts as chair of the Leadership Council of the Feminist Humanist Alliance, a social justice adjunct organization of the American Humanist Association

Krista’s poetry appears in many fine journals, and she’s presently seeking a publisher for her chapbook How to Kiss a Monster. She’s the Managing Editor of Doubleback Review, a fledgling online journal that features work previously published at now-defunct journals, and an Associate Poetry Editor at Stirring: A Literary Collection, the longest continuously-publishing online journal on the web. In 2016, Krista founded Lit Literary Collective, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that hosts affordable, accessible writing retreats and otherwise serves her local writing community. Krista received an honors BA in English from Indiana University South Bend. Sometimes she draws fat unicorns and paints cute animals.

For the last 17 years, Krista has been a paralegal and legal assistant at a law firm specializing in environmental and insurance coverage law. She claims a 18 year-old bass player and 12 year-old anime cosplay aficionado as her kin and an [age redacted] Excel wizard as her partner. Their home is run by a mini schnauzer and three personality-diverse cats.sta-cox-86a11213’s profile on LinkedIn

 

The Wardrobe’s Best Dressed: Sons of Achilles by Nabila Lovelace


This selection comes from the book, Sons of Achilles, available from YesYes Books.  Purchase your copy here! Our curator for this selection is Krista Cox.

Nabila Lovelace is a born and raised Queens native, as well as a first generation American. Her parents hail from Trinidad and Tobago and Nigeria. She currently resides in Tuscaloosa, AL. Her first collection, Sons of Achilles, released from YesYes Books in 2018. Nabila is a 2016 Poetry Witch Magazine Summer Solstice Bop Contest finalist, a 2016 Vinyl 45 Chapbook Contest finalist, 2015 Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop fellow, finalist for the Emerge-Be-Surface fellowship 2014, and a winner of the 2013 Poets & Writers Amy Award. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in Narrative Northeast, Washington Square Review, Day One, Winter Tangerine: Hands Up Don’t Shoot, ESPN, & Vinyl. She is co-founder of The Conversation Literary Festival. Her editorial work includes screening for Callaloo Journal, assistant poetry editor at Black Warrior Review, & co-poetry editor for The Offing. twitter handle: @nabilas_here

Krista Cox’s an intersectional feminist and anti-racist activist, and acts as chair of the Leadership Council of the Feminist Humanist Alliance, a social justice adjunct organization of the American Humanist Association

Krista’s poetry appears in many fine journals, and she’s presently seeking a publisher for her chapbook How to Kiss a Monster. She’s the Managing Editor of Doubleback Review, a fledgling online journal that features work previously published at now-defunct journals, and an Associate Poetry Editor at Stirring: A Literary Collection, the longest continuously-publishing online journal on the web. In 2016, Krista founded Lit Literary Collective, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that hosts affordable, accessible writing retreats and otherwise serves her local writing community. Krista received an honors BA in English from Indiana University South Bend. Sometimes she draws fat unicorns and paints cute animals.

For the last 17 years, Krista has been a paralegal and legal assistant at a law firm specializing in environmental and insurance coverage law. She claims a 18 year-old bass player and 12 year-old anime cosplay aficionado as her kin and an [age redacted] Excel wizard as her partner. Their home is run by a mini schnauzer and three personality-diverse cats.sta-cox-86a11213’s profile on LinkedIn

 

The Wardrobe’s Best Dressed: Sons of Achilles by Nabila Lovelace


This selection comes from the book, Sons of Achilles, available from YesYes Books.  Purchase your copy here! Our curator for this selection is Krista Cox.

Nabila Lovelace is a born and raised Queens native, as well as a first generation American. Her parents hail from Trinidad and Tobago and Nigeria. She currently resides in Tuscaloosa, AL. Her first collection, Sons of Achilles, released from YesYes Books in 2018. Nabila is a 2016 Poetry Witch Magazine Summer Solstice Bop Contest finalist, a 2016 Vinyl 45 Chapbook Contest finalist, 2015 Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop fellow, finalist for the Emerge-Be-Surface fellowship 2014, and a winner of the 2013 Poets & Writers Amy Award. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in Narrative Northeast, Washington Square Review, Day One, Winter Tangerine: Hands Up Don’t Shoot, ESPN, & Vinyl. She is co-founder of The Conversation Literary Festival. Her editorial work includes screening for Callaloo Journal, assistant poetry editor at Black Warrior Review, & co-poetry editor for The Offing. twitter handle: @nabilas_here

Krista Cox’s an intersectional feminist and anti-racist activist, and acts as chair of the Leadership Council of the Feminist Humanist Alliance, a social justice adjunct organization of the American Humanist Association

Krista’s poetry appears in many fine journals, and she’s presently seeking a publisher for her chapbook How to Kiss a Monster. She’s the Managing Editor of Doubleback Review, a fledgling online journal that features work previously published at now-defunct journals, and an Associate Poetry Editor at Stirring: A Literary Collection, the longest continuously-publishing online journal on the web. In 2016, Krista founded Lit Literary Collective, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that hosts affordable, accessible writing retreats and otherwise serves her local writing community. Krista received an honors BA in English from Indiana University South Bend. Sometimes she draws fat unicorns and paints cute animals.

For the last 17 years, Krista has been a paralegal and legal assistant at a law firm specializing in environmental and insurance coverage law. She claims a 18 year-old bass player and 12 year-old anime cosplay aficionado as her kin and an [age redacted] Excel wizard as her partner. Their home is run by a mini schnauzer and three personality-diverse cats.sta-cox-86a11213’s profile on LinkedIn

 

 

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