Sonya Taaffe reads dead languages and tells living stories. Her short fiction and poetry have been collected in Postcards from the Province of Hyphens (Prime, 2005), Singing Innocence and Experience (Prime, 2005), A Mayse-Bikhl (Papaveria Press, 2011), Ghost Signs (Aqueduct Press, 2015), and most recently the Lambda Literary Award finalist Forget the Sleepless Shores (Lethe Press, 2018). She won the 2003 Rhysling Award for her poem "Matlacihuatl's Gift" and has been honored with reprints of "On the Blindside" in Fantasy: The Best of the Year 2006 (ed. Horton; Prime, 2006), "Another Coming" in The Best of Not One of Us (ed. Benson; Prime, 2006), "The Dybbuk in Love" in Best New Fantasy (ed. Wallace; Prime, 2006), "The Depth Oracle" in Best New Romantic Fantasy 2 (ed. Guran; Prime, 2006), "Follow Me Home" in The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: 21st Annual Collection (eds. Datlow, Link & Grant; St. Martin's Griffin, 2008), "The True Alchemist" in Wilde Stories 2015: The Year's Best Gay Speculative Fiction (ed. Berman; Lethe, 2016), "When Can a Broken Glass Mend?" in Heiresses of Russ 2016: The Year's Best Lesbian Speculative Fiction (eds. Berman & Dellamonica; Lethe, 2016), "Skerry-Bride" in Transcendent 2: The Year's Best Transgender Fiction (ed. Takács; Lethe, 2017), "The Face of the Waters" in Transcendent 4 (ed. Takács; Lethe, 2019), "The Creeping Influences" in The Best of Shimmer: Speculative Fiction for a Miscreant World (ed. Tobler; Shimmer, 2020), and "Tea with the Earl of Twilight" in The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror: Volume Two (ed. Guran; Pyr, 2021). Formerly an editor for Strange Horizons and currently one for The Deadlands, she lives with one of her husbands and both of her cats in Somerville, Massachusetts, where she writes about film for Patreon and remains proud of naming a Kuiper belt object.