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Vanessa Saunders


Vanessa Saunders
Vanessa Saunders

Vanessa Saunders, a poet and an essayist, is the editor-in-chief of Helium Journal. Her poetry has been published in Nat. Brut, Entropy, Stockholm Literary Review, and Poor Claudia, among others; her nonfiction has been published at Redivider and Plinth. She is the former guest managing editor of SOMA magazine, and is presently at work on a cross-genre novella that deals with the intersection of gender inequality and climate change.


MFA, Louisiana State University; BA, San Francisco State University

Classes Taught

  • Composition I
  • Composition II
  • Poetry Workshop
  • Critical Writing/Reading

Areas of Expertise

Creative writing, Hybrid writing, Experimental writing, Modern poetry, Postmodern poetry