Sylvia Sukop is an MFA candidate in the creative writing program at Washington University in St. Louis. She is a recipient of several fellowships, including PEN USA Emerging Voices, Lambda Emerging Writers, and a Fulbright in Germany. Previous essays have been published in the PEN anthology Strange Cargo (2010), the Heyday anthology LAtitudes: An Angeleno’s Atlas (2015), and the Lambda Literary anthology Emerge (2016). Her essay “Soundings: Field Notes on Communication with Animals and God” is a finalist in the 2017 Southeast Review Narrative Nonfiction Contest and will be published in 2018. She is working on her first book, a memoir.