Welcome! My name is Katya Buresh, and I’m a writer, editor, candle-maker, chronic illness warrior, cat mom, and foster parent to various rooted things.
I have been so privileged this past year and a half as to, amidst a lengthy quarantine, attain the position of Poetry Editor for the 2020-2021 edition of Grub Street Literary Magazine. Feeding my passion for words, I also serve as Reading Series Intern for Towson University’s Department of English, and as Intern for Mason Jar Press, a small independent publishing house in Baltimore, MD.
As a writer, my poetry can be found in Grub Street, Ligeia Magazine, Opal Literary, and Day Eight Interfaith Poetry Anthology: Consolation and Loss. Forthcoming this Spring are poetry in Metonym Journal, and an interview with brilliant poet and writer Dunya Mikhail in Grub Street.
My work is often informed by my struggles with chronic pain and chronic fatigue, mental illness, the natural world, spirituality, and the happenings of the world around me. As a reader and editor, I value work that is honest and unapologetic, musical and gritty, and ultimately unafraid to share underrepresented points of view. Though I hesitate to use the word “inspired,” as I believe it is overused, I’ll go ahead and share that I am most “inspired”at present by the writings of Hanif Abdurraqib, Elizabeth Bishop, Abigail Chabitnoy, Leila Chatti, Sophia Shalmiyev, and Madeleine Watts.
I always love to discuss writing, editing, and life. To contact me, click on the “contact” button at the top of the page or leave a comment.