Genelle Chaconas is nonbinary, lesbian, lives with a mood disorder, is an abuse survivor, and is proud. They’re a Sacramento native but currently live in the wild hinterlands of the Midwest (they took a wrong turn at Albuquerque). Their first novel, Plague City, won the Kenneth Patchen Award for Experimental Fiction from the Journal of Experimental Fiction in 2019. Their chapbooks include Fallout, Saints and Dirty Pictures (little m press, 2009), and Yet Wave (the Lune, 2017). They earned an MFA in Writing and Poetics from Naropa University in 2016. They’re a head editor for HockSpitSlurp (on hiatus, but not forever). They’ve been published a lot but don’t dig on name dropping. They like cheap gangster and sci-fi flix, loud industrial noise music, blurry phone photos, and long walks off short piers.