Venus Thrash is the author of The Fateful Apple which was nominated for the 2015 PEN Open Book Award. She’s the recipient of a 2016 writer’s residency at The Vermont Studio Center and a 2018 recipient of a DC Arts and Humanities Individual Artist Grant. She's a Cave Canem graduate fellow and a Summer Literary Seminar in Kenya and Fire and Ink scholar. She works as a Speechwriter and Editor. She has poetry forthcoming in Embodied: An Intersectional Feminist comics Poetry Anthology, This is what America Looks Like: WWPS Poetry Anthology, and The 100 Year House Poetry Anthology.