Taisia Kitaiskaia (Tai-yee-see-yuh Kit-ai-sky-uh) is a Russian-American poet and writer. She is the author of two books: LITERARY WITCHES (Hachette/Seal, 2017), an NPR Best Book of 2017, and ASK BABA YAGA (Andrews McMeel, 2017). She has received fellowships from Yaddo and the James A. Michener Center for Writers (MFA in Poetry, 2015), and her poetry has been published in journals such as Gulf Coast, 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. 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.
Email: Taisia.Kitaiskaia@gmail.com / Agent: Adriann Ranta Zurhellen of Foundry Literary + Media