Zahra Patterson (she/they) is a writer and educator. Her polyvocal, fragmented essay Chronology (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2018) won a Lambda Literary Award for Best Lesbian Memoir/Biography. She is the creator of Raw Fiction, a one-time (twice done) youth literary arts project. Her work has been supported by the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses, Mount Tremper Arts, Brooklyn Arts Council, and The Pratt Center. She earned an MFA in Writing from Pratt Institute and lives in Pennsylvania with her elderly dog.