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Gabriella Graceffo (b. 1998, Fort Worth, TX) is an essayist, poet, and film photographer working in Missoula, MT. She received her BFA in Art and BA in English from Southern Methodist University in 2020 and her MFA in Poetry and MA in Literature from the University of Montana (UM) in 2022 and 2023, respectively. She is currently a PhD candidate in Interdisciplinary Studies (English and Psychology) studying the representation of trauma in literature at UM. Her writing has been published or is forthcoming in Pleiades, Hippocampus, MAYDAY, Rattle, Cordite, Autofocus, Bellingham Review, Chestnut Reviewand others. Her artwork has been exhibited in Dallas, TX at the Pollock Gallery, the Meadows Museum, and the Doolin Gallery; in Taos, NM at Fort Burgwin; and in Missoula at the Zootown Arts Community Center. Graceffo served as Meadows Museum Poet Laureate in 2020 and has been awarded the Goedicke/Robinson Scholarship in Poetry, the David R. Russell Memorial Poetry Award, the George Bond Poetry Prize, and a Ridge Fellowship. She currently serves as Managing Editor at Poetry Northwest and is the Editorial Fellow at the University of Montana Press and Research Assistant for the UM Graduate School. Previously, she worked as Assistant to the Editor of the Southwest Review, Interviewer for The Boiler Journal, Arts Editor and Poetry Editor of CutBank, and a Publishing Intern at Copper Canyon Press. You can find her curled up in her apartment with her partner and their two cats in snowy Missoula, MT.

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