Venus Thrash is a co-editor of Beltway Poetry Quarterly. She is the author of the poetry collection, The Fateful Apple (Hawkins Publishing, 2014), nominated for the 2015 Pen America Open Book Award. Her poetry has been published in Public Pool, Torch, The Arkansas Review, and in the anthology Resisting Arrest: Poems That Stretch the Sky. Thrash is the recipient of a 2016 writer’s residency at The Vermont Studio Center. She’s a co-director of the Joaquin Miller Poetry Series, a Cave Canem graduate fellow and a Summer Seminar in Kenya and Fire and Ink scholar. She is a full-time writer and mom.
To read more by this author: “Ritual,” The Wartime Issue, Spring 2006; Five Poems, Summer 2007; Four Poems, It’s Your Mug Anniversary Issue, Spring 2009.