Gaia Rajan is the cofounder of the WOC Speak Reading Series, the Junior Journal Editor for Half Mystic, the Web Manager for Honey Literary, the Managing Editor of The Courant, and the Poetry Editor of Saffron Literary. Her work has previously appeared or is forthcoming in the Kenyon Review, Tinderbox Poetry, Up the Staircase Quarterly, Palette Poetry, Muzzle Magazine, DIALOGIST, Split Lip Magazine, diode, and elsewhere. Her poems have been nominated for Best of the Net. She is the first place winner of the Princeton Leonard P. Milberg Poetry Prize, Sarah Mook Poetry Prize, and 1455 Literary Festival Contest, and runner up for the Smith College Poetry Prize, Nancy Thorp Poetry Prize, and Patricia Grodd Poetry Prize. She is also the recipient of national awards from the YoungArts Foundation and the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Her chapbook, 'Moth Funerals,' is out now from Glass Poetry Press, and she is a National Student Poet semifinalist. When not writing, she's listening to Phoebe Bridgers, programming new apps, or chancing down Wikipedia rabbit holes.
I'm available for readings, workshops, and other opportunities now! Please drop me a line at grajanpoetry [at] gmail [dot] com, or connect with me on Twitter @gaia_writes.