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About Lydia

Official Bio:

Lydia Prendergast (she/her) is currently a creative writing student with minors in journalism and women, gender, & sexuality at Emerson College in Boston, MA. She is the tech host and program manager for the International Women’s Writing Guild, and the outreach coordinator for The de Groot Foundation. Her debut chapbook, the seasons of hydrangeas, was published by Audience Askew in May 2023! She is currently working on a full length poetry book about the intersection between her favorite artist, Frida Kahlo, and her chronic illness. You can find Lydia on instagram, @lydiacpoetry, and email her at

A little more:

  • My favorite artist is Frida Kahlo, and I named my cat after her :)

  • When I was 9, I named my family dog Riley after my favorite bookstore in Martha's Vineyard, "Riley's Reads" (which is sadly now closed).

  • My favorite poets are Madisen Kuhn & Adrienne Rich.

  • My favorite fiction authors are Jandy Nelson, Casey McQuiston, Taylor Jenkins Reid, & Elizabeth Acevedo.

  • I met Elizabeth Acevedo at her reading and gave her a copy of my book, that she asked me to sign for her!!!!

  • I was introduced to contemporary poetry my sophomore year of high school by my english teacher, with Acevedo's The Poet X. Now my high school teacher and I are still friends (and do a poetry workshop), and Elizabeth has my book! (I'm so excited I had to say it twice!)

  • I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson is my longtime favorite book. Jandy and I are friends on Facebook!

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