Aliyah Cotton is a queer poet of color from the Northern Virginia/Washington DC area. She earned her MFA from Boston University and her work has appeared in Poetry Magazine, Prairie Schooner, Rust & Moth, and elsewhere. Aliyah lives in Charlottesville, VA, where she creates music under the moniker October Love.
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"tulips" was written with the help of producer Anthony Leana in the summer of 2022. It is about love and depression.
"buoy" was written with the help of producer Chutes in winter of 2021. It is a reflection on covid isolation and depression.