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

She works as a publicity associate for the Santa Fe Writers Project and was the senior editor and poetry editor of Grub Street Literary Magazine, Volume 70. 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. This Fall, Katya is thrilled to be leading a contemporary poetry workshop that includes the study of Caryl Pagel’s debut poetry collection, Experiments I Should Like Tried at My Own Death (Factory Hollow Press, 2012). If you’ve any interested in participating in a future workshop, see the “contact” button above.

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. Click on 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.