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Raisa Tolchinsky writes about love, grief, and the wisdom of the body. Currently, she is a student at Harvard Divinity School. Her debut book Glass Jaw is forthcoming from Persea Books in 2024. Raisa earned her M.F.A. in poetry from the University of Virginia and her B.A. from Bowdoin College. She is a recipient of the Henfield Prize for Fiction and a 2x Pushcart Prize nominee. She has previously lived in Chicago, Italy, and New York, where she trained as an amateur boxer. She was the 2022-2023 George Bennett Writer-in-Residence at Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire. She is a partner, daughter, sister, teacher, and a forever student of the

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