Gisselle Yepes (they/she) is a first year Poetry MFA student at Indiana University. They hold a BA in American Studies from Wesleyan University. Their writing was highly commended with Wesleyan’s Winchester Fellowship and Sophie and Anne Read Prize. They were, with four students, the CT Poetry Laureate of 2019-2020 within The CT Poetry Circuit. Their work has appeared on iō Literary Journal, Voicemail Poems, Wesleyan’s POC Publication – The Ankh, and Harvard’s Latinx Publication – PALABRITAS. They are a Bronx-raised Latinax/a, poet, an older sister, and a Virgo sun, Libra rising, and Leo moon. You can find them on twitter @gissellewrites.