Maria S. Picone

Maria S. Picone is a queer Korean American adoptee who won Cream City Review’s 2020 Summer Poetry Prize and Salamander’s Louisa Solano Memorial Emerging Poet Prize. She has three forthcoming chapbooks: Anti Asian Bias, Adoptee Song (Game Over Books), and This Tenuous Atmosphere (Conium). She has received support from Juniper, Hambidge, SC Arts, Lighthouse, GrubStreet, Kenyon Review, and Tin House. Maria is Chestnut Review’s managing editor, and edits at Uncharted, The Seventh Wave, and Foglifter. She holds an MFA from Goddard College.