Callista Buchen holds an MA from the University of Oregon, an MFA from Bowling Green State University, and a PhD from the University of Kansas. She is an assistant professor at Franklin College in Indiana, where she also advises the student literary magazine, The Apogee, and c0-curates the visiting writers reading series.
The winner of DIAGRAM’s essay contest and the Langston Hughes Award, she is the author of the full-length collection Look Look Look (forthcoming from Black Lawrence Press), the chapbooks The Bloody Planet (Black Lawrence Press, October 2015) and Double-Mouthed (dancing girl press, October 2017). Her poetry appears in Harpur Palate, Puerto del Sol, Fourteen Hills, Salamander, and others, while her reviews have been published in journals like Prick of the Spindle, The Literary Review, and The Collagist. She writes frequently with the poet Amy Ash, with whom she leads collaborative writing workshops and presentations. Their collaborative work has appeared in journals like BOOAT and Poetry South, as well as been featured in the Inflectionist Review, and is forthcoming in They Said: A Multi-Genre Anthology of Contemporary Collaborative Writing.
(photo by Megan Kearney)