Taisia Kitaiskaia (Tai-yee-see-yuh Kit-ai-sky-uh) is a Russian-American poet, writer, and maker with an MFA in Poetry from the James A. Michener Center for Writers. She is the author of two forthcoming books: LITERARY WITCHES (out now from Hachette/Seal) and ASK BABA YAGA (out now from Andrews McMeel). Her poetry has been published in journals such as Fence, Crazyhorse, Pleiades, and Guernica. She has written for The Hairpin, Electric Literature, and Jezebel, and her poetry has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her manuscript, “Hello My Unspeakable Name,” was a finalist for the 2015 Southern Voices Poetry Prize and the 2015 Cleveland State University Poetry Center's First Book Poetry Competition. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband, the writer Fernando A. Flores, and reads cards for Typewriter Tarot.

Email: Taisia.Kitaiskaia@gmail.com / Agent: Adriann Ranta Zurhellen of Foundry Literary + Media

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