Author: Elsa Valmidiano
Elsa Valmidiano’s debut essay collection, We Are No Longer Babaylan, was an Editors’ Choice selection from New Rivers Press’ Many Voices Project competition in Prose. Her second essay collection, The Beginning of Leaving, is forthcoming from Querencia Press in Summer 2023. Her third book, which will be her debut poetry collection, Giving Birth in a Time of War, is forthcoming from Jaded Ibis Press in Spring 2025. Her work appears in Anomaly, Cherry Tree, Canthius, Hairstreak Butterfly Review, MUTHA, Pearl Press, among many others. Her work is also widely anthologized. She holds a BA in Literature from UCSD, a JD from Syracuse Law, and an MFA in Creative Writing from Mills College.