Photograph by Monica Acosta
Born and raised in Los Angeles, CD Eskilson is a trans poet, editor, and educator. Their work appears or is forthcoming in Hobart, Pleiades, Cosmonauts Avenue, the Washington Square Review, the minnesota review, and and they are a 2022 Best of the Net Finalist.
CD is poetry editor of Exposition Review and a poetry reader for Split Lip Magazine. They serve as outreach coordinator for the Open Mouth Literary Center based in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
CD is currently an MFA candidate at the University of Arkansas where they received the Walton Family Fellowship in Poetry. They’re an alum of Tin House, The Speakeasy Project, and Winter Tangerine. Once, they were in a punk band.