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Irene Villaseñor's writing appears in Queer Nature: An Ecoqueer Poetry Anthology (Autumn House Press, 2022), My Phone Lies to Me: Fake News Poetry Workshops as Radical Digital Media Literacy (punctum books, 2022), Nepantla: An Anthology Dedicated to Queer Poets of Color (Nightboat Books, 2018), Nat. Brut, The Journal for Latina Critical Feminism, The Yellow Medicine Review: A Journal of Indigenous Literature, Art, and Thought, and elsewhere. She is a fully funded Poetry Fellow for Lambda Literary's 2022 Writer’s Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices and a Connie Zumpf Fellow at the Lighthouse Writers Workshop for their 2022 - 2023 Poetry Collective. During this year Irene also read her poetry at the Whitney Biennial: Quiet As It's Kept in honor of Steve Cannon and A Gathering of the Tribes. She is Aeta, Chinese, Ifugao, and Purépecha.