Sonya Bilocerkowycz is the author of On Our Way Home from the Revolution (OSU Press/Mad Creek Books, 2019), selected by David Lazar and Patrick Madden as winner of the Gournay Prize for a debut essay collection. 


Sonya's writing has appeared in Colorado Review, Guernica, The Southampton Review, Ninth Letter, Image, Lit HubCrab Orchard Review, The Normal School, and elsewhere. Before completing her MFA at Ohio State, she served as a Fulbright Fellow in Belarus, an educational recruiter in the Republic of Georgia, and an instructor at Ukrainian Catholic University in L'viv. She is originally from the Black Hills of South Dakota. 


Currently, Sonya teaches creative writing at SUNY Geneseo and is a senior editor for the journal of Speculative Nonfiction. She has been named a 2022 Creative Writing Fellow by the National Endowment for the Arts and is at work on a second book. 

Author photo by Lindsay Jordan.