Sonya Vatomsky is a queer, non-binary Russian American who writes about art and death for publications like New York Magazine, Rolling Stone, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Atlas Obscura, JSTOR Daily, Mental Floss, and more. They are also a staff writer at Haute Macabre, where they cover everything from literature to fashion to dinnerware made out of human ashes.
Sonya’s debut poetry collection, Salt Is For Curing, was published in 2015 by Sator Press and received accolades from Dennis Cooper, Roxane Gay, and Ariana Reines; it is currently in its 5th printing. A chapbook, My Heart In Aspic, is available from Porkbelly Press.
Sonya was born in Moscow, Russia and lives in the Pacific Northwest.