Photos by Jon B.Gray

Vanessa Aricco is a multimedia poet exploring conflict and duality, the precarious nature of life and the anxiety that arises from it. She is the co-host of Confessing Animals, an interview-stye podcast discussing creativity with artists. Her work includes two poetry albums, The Midnight Rush and Human Animal, and co-lyricist on the album Gutter Mansions with Ashley Raines & The New West Revue (Grass Strand Music/SESAC). She is a Charlotte Street Foundation 2019-21 Studio Resident in Kansas City, MO, where she’s been working on a third poetry album called Teenage Poetry.