Cheyenne L. Black is a writer, poet, editor, and artist now firmly rooted in the fern-dense and rainy Pacific Northwest but who was born and raised in the Sonoran desert.

She is the editor-in-chief of Hayden’s Ferry Review and the “Lyric Essentials” editor for Sundress Publications. Having been granted separate fellowships, she is also both a Virginia G. Piper global teaching fellow and research fellow. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in the anthologies We Will be Shelter and In Sight: An Ekphrastic Collaboration, as well as the journals 45th Parallel, Bacopa Review, Wordgathering, American Journal of Poetry, and New Mobility among others. Her visual art has appeared in Bookish, an artist’s book exhibition and subsequently on Visual Art Source.

Black is also an avid sea kayaker, book artist, photographer, and encaustic artist. She teaches at Arizona State University where she is months away from her MFA in creative writing with a poetry emphasis.