Mila Cuda is the former Youth Poet Laureate of the West Coast. Her debut book, Dishwater Blonde, was published by Penmanship in 2018. Her work has been featured on/in: Button Poetry, Teen Vogue, Rookie, and PBS. She is the lead poetry editor of the upcoming feature film Summertime (dir. by Carlos López Estrada), which premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. Mila is a teaching artist & internationally ranked sapphic slam poet. She is enthusiastic about spiders, and currently majoring in Creative Writing at Wellesley College.