Katya Buresh is a writer of poetry, creative nonfiction, and literary criticism. Her writing has been published in Ligeia Magazine, Metonym Journal, the Rumpus, Day Eight Interfaith Poetry Anthology on Consolation and Loss, and other publications.

She has the privilege of being senior editor and poetry editor for the 2020-2021 edition of Grub Street Literary Magazine, as well as an intern with Baltimore’s Mason Jar Press. Previously she served as Reading Series intern for Towson University’s Department of English. She also organizes and facilitates virtual poetry workshops, which she loves, because being in community with other writers is one of the best things ever.

Katya’s writing is often informed by the natural world, spirituality, and her struggles with chronic physical and mental illness. As a reader and editor, she values work that is honest and unapologetic, musical and gritty, and ultimately unafraid to share underrepresented points of view. If you find yourself with a bit of free time, she recommends you check out some of her favorite literary magazines: A Velvet Giant, the Believer, Ligeia Magazine, and Diagram.

Katya also makes all-natural candles in her free time. Check out the “Waxing Poetic” tab for more information.

She’s always glad to discuss writing, editing, and life. To contact her, click on the “contact” button at the top of the page or leave a comment.