Ciona Rouse is a poet, author of VANTABLACK, the first chapbook of Third Man Books (2017). Her poetry has appeared in The Account, Talking River, Gabby Journal, Matter: a journal of political poetry and commentary and other publications. She is poetry editor of WORDPEACE journal and the curator of several reading series in Nashville, Tenn. In 2017-2018, she served as a resident poet for the “Nick Cave: FEAT” art exhibition at Nashville's Frist Art Museum. Along with poet Kendra DeColo, Rouse cohosts Re/Verb, a podcast where literature and pop culture meet. Rouse currently lives in Nashville, Tenn., where she is working on her first full collection of poetry.