Photograph by Monica Acosta
Born and raised in Los Angeles, CD Eskilson is a trans poet, editor, and translator. Their work appears in The Offing, Pleiades, Hobart, Ninth Letter, minnesota review, and they are a 2022 Best of the Net Finalist.
CD is assistant poetry editor for Split Lip Magazine and poetry editor forĀ Exposition Review. 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 served as outreach coordinator for the Open Mouth Literary Center. Once, they were in a punk band.