Rhiannon Thorne, known as Raquel by friends, grew up in the Bay Area of California, a couple hours north of San Francisco in the wine country. A genderqueer poet, she currently resides in Baton Rouge, LA, where she is a MFA candidate at LSU and the co-director of the Delta Mouth Literary Festival. Raquel is also co-creator of cahoodaloodaling, an associate interviewer for Up the Staircase Quarterly, and the president of Tandem Reader Awards. She is the previous Interviews/Reviews editor for New Delta Review.
Raquel’s poetry has been published in Black Warrior Review, Midwest Quarterly, Manchester Review, and The Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review, among others. For a full list of her publications, please visit: rhiannonthorne.com, or connect with her on twitter.
In her spare time, Raquel takes selfies with her roommate’s cat, Noodle.
Noodle hates Raquel. Noodle’s feelings for Raquel have become deeply complicated. Raquel suspects that Noodle is secretly a poet.