Lisa Marie Basile is the author of Light Magic for Dark Times. She is a poet-witch and founding creative director of Luna Luna magazine—a diary of darkness and light, literature, identity, and magic. She has also authored the poetry collections Andalucia and Apocryphal, as well as the forthcoming Nympholepsy. Her work encounters the intersection of ritual and wellness, chronic illness, magic, overcoming trauma, and poetry. She has written for the New York Times,Narratively, Grimoire magazine, Venefica, The Establishment, Refinery 29, Bust, Hello Giggles, and more. Her work has been nominated for the Best American Experimental Writing anthology and for several Pushcart Prizes, and has appeared in The Best Small Fictions, selected by Pulitzer Prize–winning writer Robert Olen Butler. Lisa Marie earned a master's degree in writing from The New School and studied literature and psychology at Pace University. She lives in New York City.