Briana Gwin is the editor & storyteller at Milkweed Editions. She embraces multitudes as a hybrid creative (poet, essayist, editor) and bilingual, multicultural citizen. Prior to joining Milkweed in 2022, she lived on the East Coast, and worked as a freelance editor, a communications manager in the food advocacy nonprofit space, and as Managing Editor of Prose for the social issues-based digital community and literary magazine, The Seventh Wave. She holds a BFA in creative writing from Sarah Lawrence College, and a dual MFA in fiction and nonfiction from The New School. As a life-long lover and dedicated learner of all things language, literature, and the natural world, she considers herself a perpetual student.
I work at Milkweed because I am passionate about unearthing and amplifying urgent and untold perspectives. I believe that our voices hold weight, and our stories are more than water. They are connective and restorative; they are life-giving. As we work to shape and distribute them, we achieve collective nourishment. We resist erasure. We thrive.