Hazelle Lerum stands in a forest wearing a plaid white/purple blazer, gold dangly earrings, and hair with two braids across her chest. She is in front of a tree, expression slightly smirking.

Photo by Doom.

Hazelle Lerum (she/her) is an emergency manager and poet from Portland, OR. Her poetry and short fiction appears or is forthcoming in Bullshit Lit, Chestnut Review, HAD, and HOAX, as well as speculative magazines, The Dread Machine and ergot. She is a winner of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute McKinney Writing Contest and a former Lambda Literary Award judge.

Hazelle draws inspiration from bioart, absurdism, and civil service. Follow her at @hazellerachelle.