Lyd Havens is a reader and writer originally from Tucson, Arizona. Their poetry has previously been published in Ploughshares, The Shallow Ends, and Tinderbox Poetry Journal, among others. Their essays have been published in ENTROPY and Half Mystic. They are the author of the chapbooks I Gave Birth to All the Ghosts Here (Nostrovia! Press, 2018) and Chokecherry (Game Over Books, 2021), as well as the co-author of I Wish I Wasn’t Royalty: a Playable Chapbook (Game Over Books, 2020). The winner of the 2018 ellipsis… Poetry Prize, Lyd currently lives in Boise, and will graduate from Boise State University in December 2021.