Sonya Vatomsky

Poet, Creative Nonfiction Writer

Author's Bio

Sonya Vatomsky is a Russian American writer based in Manchester, England. They are the author of poetry collection Salt Is For Curing (Sator Press/Two Dollar Radio, 2015) as well as chapbooks My Heart In Aspic (Porkbelly Press, 2015) and And the Whale (Paper Nautilus, 2020).

Sonya is a staff writer at alternative culture website Haute Macabre; a digital alchemist whose diverse creative output ranges from mini-documentaries for the CDC to reported features in The New York TimesRolling Stone, and Smithsonian Magazine; a reluctant lover of the list semicolon; and a member of the Cheburashka Collective, a group of female and non-binary writers from the Soviet diaspora. Find them by saying their name five times in front of a bathroom mirror or at sonyavatomsky.com and @coolniceghost.

Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

Journals:
Entropy
,
Fanzine
, ,
Sabat Magazine
,
The Establishment
,
The Hairpin

Poetry

Anthology:
Full: An Anthology of Full Moon Poems (Two of Cups Press, 2016)
Book:
Salt Is For Curing (Sator Press, 2015)
Chapbooks:
And The Whale (Paper Nautilus, 2020)
,
My Heart In Aspic (Porkbelly Press, 2015)
Prizes won: 

2019 Vella Chapbook Contest

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
LGBTQ, Russian American
Prefers to work with: 
At Risk Youth, Children, LGBTQ, Mental Health, Teenagers
Fluent in: 
English, Russian
Born in: 
Moscow
Russia
Raised in: 
Seattle, WA
Washington
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Last update: Jan 15, 2021