Vanessa Aricco is a multimedia poet exploring conflict and duality, the precarious nature of life and the anxiety that arises from it. She has released two poetry albums, The Midnight Rush and Human Animal, and is co-lyricist on the album Gutter Mansions with her partner and collaborator Ashley Raines. She was a Charlotte Street Foundation 2019-22 Studio Resident. She splits her time between Kansas City and the San Luis Valley where she built a cabin with her partner during the pandemic. Her third poetry album, Teenage Poetry, will be out June 2023.