Stefania Gomez (she/her) is a queer writer, teacher, and audio artist from Chicago’s South Side who received her MFA in poetry at Washington University in St. Louis in 2022. Currently teaching at the Poetry Foundation in Chicago, she has received fellowships from the Dirt Palace, Sewanee Writers Workshop, and the International Quilt Museum. Her work has appeared in the Academy of American Poets Poem-A-Day series, Annulet, The Missouri Review, The Offing, and Cosmonauts Avenue. She is at work on her first collection of poems, entitled SALVAGE, that explores the way textiles and quilts are used to contend with both personal and collective losses. A full-length collection, the manuscript employs traditional, lyrical forms, as well as visual or concrete poems with innovative forms inspired by traditional American quilt designs, exploring the way in which textiles and quilts are used to contend with both personal and collective losses. She is on twitter @stefaniahgomez and on IG @stefaniagomez_nopeanuts.