Chestina Craig grew up in Santa Cruz California. She currently lives on the California Coast with her cat, Wilton. Her work has been published with Crab Fat Magazine, Vagabond City Lit, Button Poetry, and others. She has presented her writing at events such as The Young Women’s Empowerment Conference, and open mics around the United States. As a holder of a bachelor’s degree in marine biology, she was once friends with an octopus. She recently spent two months in the Bahamas at a field station assisting with shark and stingray research. At twenty five years old, she is excited to look into a hopeful future in marine biology, where she still finds enough time to write. She hopes that one day she will only be required to wear comfortable clothing, study the ocean, and get paid to have too many feelings. Her chapbook “body of water” came out October 2017 with Sadie Girl Press. “daughter of salt” is her second chapbook publication. You can find her on Instagram and Twitter: @chesseaa
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