About me

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Natalie Sierra, photo by Heather Joy Layton. All Rights Reserved.

Natalie Sierra (she/they) is a first generation Mexican-American educator, author, and poet from Southern California. Natalie is the author of Medusa (2020, DSTL Arts Press) a poetic, Feminist retelling of the ancient myth from which her poem ‘Medusa is My Sister’ was nominated for a Pushcart Prize (2020). Natalie released her lush and lyrical debut novel, Charlie, Forever and Ever (2021, FlowerSong Press) to critical acclaim, with reviewers hailing it as “hypnotic”, “modern-day erotic trippy tech classic”, and a “triumph”.

Natalie’s work has been featured in dozens of online and print publications, including Dryland; WestWind: A Journal of the Arts from UCLA; Medium, and the Los Angeles Times. Natalie has toured the US, visiting iconic locations to read her work, including Specs’ in San Francisco, CA; Unoppressive Non-Imperialist Bargain Books in New York City, NY; the Pomona Public Library in her hometown of Pomona, CA; Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural in Sylmar, CA; Centro Cultural de la Raza, San Diego, CA; University of Southern California San Bernardino, San Bernardino, CA, and more.

When Natalie is not touring the country promoting her work, she gives workshops to the community on writing poetry, fiction, and erotica. If you would like Natalie to visit your campus, gallery, or other establishments, you can reach her directly at pandorademise@gmail.com

In addition to her own poetic endeavors, Natalie is the Editor-In Chief of Disquiet Arts, a Gothic literary magazine that publishes work from the BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities, seeking to change the narrative on Gothic and erotic content, and the ownership thereof.

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