Faylita Hicks (pronouns: she/her/they) is a black queer writer. She was a finalist in the 2018 PEN American Writing for Justice Fellowship and the 2018 Cosmonauts Avenue Annual Poetry Prize.Her debut book, HoodWitch, is forthcoming October 2019 with Acre Books. Her poetry and essays have appeared in or are forthcoming in Slate, Huffington Post, POETRY magazine, Kweli Journal, The Rumpus, The Cincinnati Review, Tahoma Literary Review, Prairie Schooner, Lunch Ticket, Matador Review, and others. She received her MFA in ceative writing from Sierra Nevada College’s low-residency program and lives in San Marcos, Texas. She is at work on a memoir.