Veronica Martin is a writer based in Portland, Oregon. She holds her MFA in creative writing from the University of Texas at Austin, and has received fellowships from the Michener Center for Writers and from the Community of Writers. Her poetry and essays have appeared in Vestoj, Kinfolk, Hesperios Journal, Design Week Portland, and other publications. In 2014 she wrote and edited a column for Tin House’s blog, The Open Bar, about the intersection of fashion and literature, called Your Slipcase is Showing. Her interest in the historical leads her to work with archival material (objects, ephemera), and to research gestures of the past (how people dressed, prepared food, etc., movements lost as technology and tastes changed), examining how this ecology of the past appears and asserts itself here and now.