AJ Odasso's first full-length poetry collection, "The Sting of It," was published by Tolsun Books in 2019 and won Best LGBT Book in the New Mexico/Arizona Book Awards. Their first novel, "The Pursued and the Pursuing," was published by DartFrog Blue in 2021 and won second place in the Adult Historical Fiction category of the Reads Rainbow Awards. AJ holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Boston University and teaches at Central New Mexico Community College, San Juan College, and University of New Mexico. They have also served as Senior Poetry Editor at Strange Horizons magazine since 2012. You can find them on Twitter @ajodasso.