About Gaia

Gaia Rajan is the author of the chapbooks Moth Funerals (Glass Poetry Press 2020) and Killing It (Black Lawrence Press 2022). Her work is published or forthcoming in the 2022 Best of the Net anthology, The Kenyon Review, THRUSH, Split Lip Magazine, diode, Palette Poetry, and elsewhere. She is the cofounder of the WOC Speak Reading Series, the Junior Journal Editor for Half Mystic, and the Web Manager for Honey Literary. She is the first place winner of the Princeton Leonard P. Milberg Poetry Prize, Sarah Mook Poetry Prize, and 1455 Literary Festival Contest, and a runner up for the Smith College Poetry Prize, Nancy Thorp Poetry Prize, and Patricia Grodd Poetry Prize. Gaia is an undergraduate at Carnegie Mellon University, studying computer science and creative writing. She lives in Pittsburgh. You can find her at @gaiarajan on Twitter or Instagram

Read her work here.

RECENT POEMS // full list


Ghost Town, Ohio

Kenyon Review



2022 Best of the Net anthology



Palette Poetry


I'm available for readings, interviews, manuscript consultations/editing, talks, collaborations, etc. I'm also currently open to summer 2022 internships in publishing. I'd love to hear from you! You can also email me at grajanpoetry [at] gmail.com, or mail me at 5032 Forbes Avenue #2561, Pittsburgh PA 15289.