Cori Bratby-Rudd (she, her) is a queer LA-based writer and co-founder of Influx Collectiv(e)’s Queer Poetry Reading Series. She graduated Cum Laude from UCLA’s Gender Studies department, and received her MFA in Creative Writing from California Institute of the Arts. She has been published in Ms. Magazine, The Gordian Review, Califragile, PANK Magazine, Entropy, Crab Fat Magazine, among others.
Cori was nominated as one of Lambda Literary’s 2018 Emerging Writers. Her first manuscript Dis/owned was a semi-finalist for YesYes Book’s 2019 Pamet River Prize and was also longlisted for PANK Magazine’s 2019 Book Prize.
Cori is a co-founder and Director of Programs at Dissonance Press. She edited their debut anthology titled Under The Belly of the Beast.