This selection comes from Leah Silvieus’s book Season of Dares, available from BullCity Press. Purchase your copy here! Our curator for January is Rax King.
Leah Silvieus was born in South Korea and adopted to the U.S. at three-months old. She spent her early childhood and adolescence in small towns in Montana’s Bitterroot Valley and western Colorado. She is the author of two chapbooks, Anemochory (Hyacinth Girl Press) and Season of Dares (forthcoming from Bull City Press in fall 2018). Her full-length book of poetry was a finalist for the Kundiman, Orison Books, and Agape Editions book prizes and is forthcoming from Sundress Publications in 2019. Her recent poetry and criticism have appeared in Harvard Review Online, The Collagist, and Boxcar Poetry Review among others. She is a recipient of awards and fellowships from The Academy of American Poets and Fulbright and serves on Kundiman’s Junior Board and as a mentor on The Brooklyn Poets Bridge. She received her bachelor’s degree in literature from Whitworth University and holds an MFA from the University of Miami. She currently travels between New York and Florida as a yacht Chief Stewardess and serves as a Books Editor at Hyphen magazine.
Rax King is a dog-loving, hedgehog-mothering, beer-swilling, gay and disabled sumbitch who occasionally writes poetry and works as assistant editor for Sundress Publications. She is the author of the collection ‘The People’s Elbow: Thirty Recitatives on Rape and Wrestling’ (Ursus Americanus, 2018). Her work can also be found in Barrelhouse, Glass Poetry, and Dream Pop.