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Madison McCartha is a poet, critic, and multimedia artist whose writing appears in Black Warrior Review, BOMB, Denver Quarterly, jubilat, The Spectacle, and elsewhere. Their work has been exhibited through the Lower Manhattan Cultural Center, the Poetic Research Bureau, and digitally through Small Press Traffic; was shortlisted for the 2019-2021 CAAPP Creative Writing Fellowship, and has received support from The Millay Colony, Blue Mountain Center, and Winter Tangerine.
McCartha holds an MFA from the University of Notre Dame, where they received the Samuel and Mary Anne Hazo Award in Creative Writing. As a PhD student at the University of California, Santa Cruz, their current research deploys a Critical Race Studies lens to examine the histories of the Artist's Book as a political and material site where Visual Cultures and Avant-Garde literary practices meet.

McCartha's debut book of poetry and visual art, FREAKOPHONE WORLD, was published by Inside the Castle in 2021. Their second book, THE CRYPTODRONE SEQUENCE, is forthcoming from Black Ocean.