Lydia Abedeen is a poet from Orlando, Florida. She is a second-year poet in the Northwestern Litowitz MFA+MA Creative Writing Graduate Program. She studies cults, ghost stories, haunted objects, and the depictions of motherhood and monstrosity in literature and film. A 2021 Tin House Scholar and Bucknell Seminar for Undergraduate Poets Fellow, her writing has been supported by the University of Iowa and the Watering Hole. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in The Rumpus, Poetry Online, Strange Horizons, and Grist. Find her on Twitter @lydia_abedeen.