This selection comes from Vianney Casas’s chapbook Girasol, available from Foglifter Press. Purchase your copy here! Our curator for January is Rax King.
Vianney Harelly Casas Espinoza was born in San Diego California but lived 18 years of her life in Tijuana, México, crossing the border for six years to attend school. She realized she wanted to write for the rest of her life when she won her first writing contest, in 2007. Since then she has been published in Canto, Cipatli, Bossy, Gentromancer, Chevere, Yerba Mala and Foglifter. She graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in creative writing and hopes to continue writing poetry that will heal her traumas, as well as eventually running her own magazine and becoming the next Mexican Anna Wintour. You can find her in Twitter as @vianneyfriducha and Foglifter’s @foglifterpress.
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.