A genderqueer hybrid writer, Raquel Thorne currently resides in Baton Rouge, LA, where she completed her MFA at LSU and works as the editorial assistant for The Southern Review. She is the co-creator of cahoodaloodaling, an associate interviewer for Up the Staircase Quarterly, and the president of Tandem Reader Awards. She previously held the positions of Interviews/Reviews editor for New Delta Review and co-director of the Delta Mouth Literary Festival.
Raquel’s hybrid manuscript, The Wooden Boy, was chosen by Sawako Nakayasu as the winner of the 2019 Robert Penn Warren Thesis Award for Poetry. Her work appears 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.