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A Wisconsin native, C. Kubasta experiments with hybrid forms, excerpted text, and shifting voices –her work has been called claustrophobic and unflinching. Her favorite rejection (so far) noted that one editor loved her work, and the other hated it. Her poetry has appeared in So To Speak, Stand, The Notre Dame Review, Pith and Construction, among other places. 


She is the author of two chapbooks, A Lovely Box and &s (both from Finishing Line); Box won the 2014 Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets chapbook prize. Her full-length poetry collection All Beautiful & Useless (BlazeVOX [books], 2015) explores the stories of growing up girl in rural Wisconsin in fragments, ellisions and half-understood stories.


Her most recent books are Of Covenants (poetry, Whitepoint Press) and Girling (a novella, Brain Mill Press). She also has a novel forthcoming in Fall 2018.


She teaches writing, literature and cultural studies at Marian University, coordinates the Lake Reading Series at the Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts, is active with the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets, and serves as Assistant Poetry editor at Brain Mill Press. She lives with her beloved John and St. Bernard-mastiff mix Ursula.