CD Eskilson is a trans poet, editor, and translator. Their work appears in The Offing, Pleiades, Hayden's Ferry Review, Ninth Letter, and New Delta Review, among others. They are a recipient of the C.D. Wright/Academy of American Poets Prize, as well as a Best of the Net, Best New Poets, and Pushcart Prize nominee.
CD is assistant poetry editor for Split Lip Magazine and a member of the editorial board for Exposition Review, where they were previously poetry editor. They are currently an MFA candidate at the University of Arkansas where they've received the Walton Family Fellowship in Poetry and Lily Peter Fellowship in Translation. They also work as the Series Coordinator for the Open Mouth Literary Center. Once, they were in a punk band.