Faylita Hicks (she/her/they) is the author of HoodWitch, editor-in-chief of Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, an organizer with social justice nonprofit Mano Amiga, and a finalist for the 2018 PEN America Writing for Justice Fellowship and the 2019 Palette Poetry Spotlight Award. Hicks was awarded fellowships and residencies from Lambda Literary and Jack Jones Literary Arts, Vermont Studio Center, the 2020 Tin House Winter Workshop CNF. Their work is published, or forthcoming, in POETRY, Longreads, Adroit, Barrelhouse, Linden Avenue, Foglifter, the Rumpus, the Cincinnati Review, Tahoma Literary Review, Prairie Schooner, SLATE Magazine, Huffington Post, Texas Observer, Color Bloq, and others.
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