Taisia Kitaiskaia (Tai-yee-see-yuh Kit-ai-sky-uh) is a Russian-American poet and writer. She is the author of THE NIGHTGOWN AND OTHER POEMS (Deep Vellum, 2020); LITERARY WITCHES (Hachette/Seal, 2017), a collaboration with artist Katy Horan celebrating magical women writers and an NPR Best Book of 2017; a divination deck, THE LITERARY WITCHES ORACLE (Clarkson Potter, 2019); and two books of experimental advice from a witch of Russian folklore, ASK BABA YAGA: OTHERWORLDLY ADVICE FOR EVERYDAY TROUBLES (Andrews McMeel, 2017) and its follow-up, ASK BABA YAGA: OTHERWORLDLY ADVICE FOR TROUBLED TIMES (Andrews McMeel, 2020). She has received fellowships from Yaddo and the James A. Michener Center for Writers (MFA in Poetry, 2015), and her work has been published in journals such as Gulf Coast, StoryQuarterly, Fence, Black Warrior Review, Crazyhorse, Pleiades, and Guernica. She has written for The Hairpin, Electric Literature, Jezebel, and Bitch Media, and her poetry has been nominated twice for a Pushcart Prize, most recently by the Beloit Poetry Journal. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband, the writer Fernando A. Flores.
Email: Taisia.Kitaiskaia@gmail.com / Agent: Adriann Ranta Zurhellen of Foundry Literary + Media