Maryann Aita (ATE-uh) is a writer and performer in Brooklyn, New York. Little Astronaut, her debut essay collection, is forthcoming from ELJ Editions in spring 2022. Her work has appeared in PANK Magazine, which earned a Best of the Net nomination, The Porter House Review, perhappened mag, The Daily Drunk, The Exposition Review, and other journals. She is also the nonfiction editor of Press Pause Press. Maryann is a St. Nell’s Humor Residency for Ladies Fellow, and she performs around New York City, including her one-woman-show My Dysfunctional Vagina. She has an MFA in writing from Sarah Lawrence College and lives with three cats. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @maryann_aita