Poet, social worker, mama, suicide loss survivor, and– perhaps by the time you are reading this– ex-wife, are among the identities of Stella Padnos. Her poetry appears or is forthcoming in various literary journals and forums, including Women’s Studies Quarterly
; Lady Parts
: a Barbie-themed online collaboration; and in Painted Bride Quarterly’s podcast and journal
. Stella’s debut book of poems, In My Absence
, was released from Winter Goose Publishing in 2016. Her second chapbook is available here
. She enjoys writing about ambivalence, attraction, and general emotional discomfort.