Katya Buresh– a name that brings to the surface my partial Czech heritage that otherwise hides forgotten beneath generations of American lives. I am the only one in my family with a Czech name and I wear it with pride though I am always fighting, in vain, to have people pronounce it correctly. Occasionally, I need to be reminded how to properly say “Katya” myself.
I write primarily poetry and creative nonfiction, and have work published in Grub Street Literary Magazine, volumes 67& 68.
I balance writing with studying music and English part-time at Towson University, working, adventuring, and managing life with chronic physical and mental illness.
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