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A Wisconsin native, C. Kubasta experiments with hybrid forms, excerpted text, and shifting voices –her poetry has been called claustrophobic and unflinching. Her characters are complex, flawed, and she loves them all.
Her poetry books include the chapbooks, A Lovely Box and &s (both from Finishing Line); the full-length collection All Beautiful & Useless (BlazeVOX [books], 2015), and most recently Of Covenants (Whitepoint Press, 2017).
Her fiction includes the novella Girling (Brain Mill Press, 2017) and This Business of the Flesh (Apprentice House, 2018), both of which explore the stories of girls and women growing up in small towns. Her short story collection Abjectification is forthcoming Fall 2020.
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.