Vanessa Genao

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Vanessa Genao is a visual artist, writer of fiction and poetry, journalist, and novice translator. She has published original prose, poetry, and translations in publications such as Catapult, BackMatter, and Eleven and a Half Journal. Vanessa is a recipient of a Master of Arts in Creative Publishing and Critical Journalism from The New School and has worked for publishing houses and literary organizations. You can find her at


Cover Photo: This header image features the cover of 'When Trying to Return Home' and Jennifer Maritza McCauley's headshot
Jennifer Maritza McCauley Believes That Home Is a Feeling, Not a Place

In this interview, Jennifer Maritza McCauley discusses her debut story collection ‘When Trying to Return Home,’ the power of female kinship, and the allure of the short fiction format.

Feb 07, 2023