Betsy Housten is a double Sagittarius queer writer and massage therapist. She is the winner of an Academy of American Poets award, and a two-time finalist for the Samuel Mockbee Nonfiction Award. Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and Best New Poets, and appears (or is forthcoming) in Bone & Ink Press, Burning House Press, Cold Creek Review, Cotton Xenomorph, formercactus, Glassworks Magazine, Little Red Tarot, Longleaf Review, Memoir Mixtapes, NILVX, Rose Quartz Journal, Terse Journal, and Vagabond City Lit. Jersey-born and Brooklyn-bred, she lives in New Orleans, where she is pursuing her MFA in poetry.

Contact her at isabel at isabelsparkle dot com.