KCHIUCARELLO


Hi. I’m K Chiucarello. My friends, family, and sworn enemies call me KC. If you’re adamant on taking a stab at my last name, the ‘u’ is silent. I live in the Hudson Valley. 


When people ask me what I ‘do’, I usually suggest I’m a writer. It’s true: I love words. I love writing as a way of figuring something out. I love text that is deliberate and slow. 


You know Conjunctions? I edit over there. Here’s a super wild Lucy Ives piece we ran in Issue 74. I also edit for Empowerment Avenue, working with the wildly talented Meech Buckley. I edit as an excuse to solve puzzles through sentence shaping.  


I also ~also~ tutor with a focus on creative writing and storytelling because the softest spot of me wants to pull stories out of everyone. I tutor within the carceral system, on behalf of Bard Prison Initiative, an initiative you should definitely, 1000% know of.



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This year, I awoke in a fever dream and was named a Truman Scholarship finalist, advocating for broader education access in the carceral system.

This summer 2022, I was in residence at CraigArdan. In 2021, I was a Tin House Summer 2021 scholar. It’s been a really good couple o’years. 



When I’m not writing, anyone can tell you I’m often sobbing over the perfect nuances in any given Springsteen song. Throughout the seasons, I have a long-standing commitment to learning every water hole within the Catskills. If you scroll this map and can point me towards a new swim spot, I promise to name a character after you in some eventual future work of writing. Tell me about that swim hole here, through the contact portal.



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I’m currently at work on a fictional manuscript that looks at the ways domstic labor and domestic violence overlap, particularly from a gendered perspective. It is an examination of the cost of freedom in individual identity and asks how women are forced to sacrifice their bodily autonomy for the comfort of others.  The text aims to figure out ways we can connect lineage and childhood language to better understand our adult selves.  

Wanna talk shop about caretaking?
Request a manuscript excerpt?
You can say hi through that same swim hole portal.


Chapters are going to break down into a tri-fold arc and look something like this

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01. The Call            02. The Cemetary                       03. A Reckoning   

SELECTED WRITING

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Hobart After Dark ︎︎︎ July 2022

 ︎Bless This Sex︎
Lit Hub ︎︎︎February 2022

︎ Telephone ︎
Epiphany ︎︎︎February 2021

︎ Watermelon ︎
Neutral Spaces ︎︎︎ January 2021

 ︎The Community ︎ 
Hobart After Dark ︎︎︎ December 2020

 ︎The Wedding Party ︎
Pithead Chapel ︎︎︎ November 2020

 ︎Comfort Decorating ︎
Apartment Therapy ︎︎︎ August 2020

 ︎Crush Log ︎
them. ︎︎︎ June 2020

︎ In The Five ︎
Longleaf Review ︎︎︎ May 2020

This photo
was taken by
Gretchen
Baldwin
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