Lynn Ciesielski b. 1984

Ms. Ciesielski met her husband on Craigslist. He had an ad listed in the personals under the platonic section and was simply looking for a friend. The best and funniest time she had was at their wedding. "We went into town for a few drinks after a tee-total wedding at a state park in Ithaca. There was an adult novelty store in the Commons. My 80-year-old Aunt Ellie stood out front and pretended to strip while the rest of us took pictures." Her first chapbook, I Speak in Tongues, was released by Foothills Publishing in 2012. Her work has appeared in Iodine Poetry Journal, Wild Goose Poetry Review, Slipstream, Barbaric Yawp, and many other publications.