Lila Bonow

  • Graduate Student, MFA Poetry

Lila Bonow (she/her) is a poet from a counterculture family in Seattle, Washington. She is interested in memory, performance, the significance of place to the diasporic, the lacunae between deeds and desires, and artificial waterfalls. Currently, Lila is working on a collection focused on film, Blackness, voyeurism, and obsession.

Before pursuing her MFA in Poetry at the University of Pittsburgh, Lila spent five years working as a radical reproductive rights activist for the organization, Shout Your Abortion. She holds a BA in English with an Emphasis in Creative Writing from Seattle University. She loves dressing up, being immersed in water, walking, and sleeping.