arushi (aera) rege

Select publications

  • conversation with my mom in which i discuss a "normal amount" of pain

  • desert salvation

  • twin exit wounds & a love song

forthcoming publications

BROWN GIRL EPIPHANY with fifth wheel press (march, 2025)

  • alien blues - vunderbaar (haunting of the body) (m7 mag, 5/26/24)

  • what to do after an especially bad morning of pain (genrepunk mag, 7/10/24)

  • nuclear winter, burning planet (koru magazine)

  • the person you love has a chemical reaction in the medial prefrontal cortex (the cloudscent)

  • IDIOSYNCRATIC TIMELINE (corporeal lit)

  • sidewalk chalk (corporeal lit)

  • u r my sunshine (memezine)

  • threes (eunoia review)

  • ghazal for ghost town (eunoia review)

  • time-old wounds (eunoia review)

  • machinery of the body / underyoume (healthline zine)

  • catfight (burn book zine, prismatica press & manicpixie mag)

  • secret of youth (persephone's fruit)

  • signed letters of love (persephone's fruit)

  • saturday mornings (filter coffee zine)

  • some days, the brown girl dares to dream of love (funicular lit)

  • congressional inception meets tournament of champions (beestung mag)




coming soon with fifth wheel press. march 2025

awards & nominations

  • Best Small Fictions 2023 (tangerines)

  • Garden party Collective Flyover States Competition Winner (twin exit wounds & a love song)

  • National society of arts and letters arizona chapter 2023/2024 poetry contest winner (dust storm season)


  • nightshade lit mag (EIC + founder)

  • bus talk lit (co-eic + founder)

  • draupadi interviews (EIC + founder)

  • the afterpast review (editor)

  • the cloudscent journal (poetry editor)

  • the incandescent review (writer)

reviews / interviews



Arushi (Aera) Rege is a queer, Indian-American poet who simultaneously attends junior year in high school. In their free time, they can be found reading good books, listening to R&B, and stressing over college. They tweet occasionally @academic (underscore) core and face the perils of instagram @aeranem (underscore) 26. Their works have been published or are forthcoming in Stone of Madness Press, Full House Literary Magazine, fifth wheel press, and more. You can find their website at