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Beatrice Winifred Iker (eye-kurr) (they/them) is a Rhysling Award-nominated poet and author. 

Iker is a co-host on the Afronauts Podcast with fellow Black speculative fiction authors and has been Mentor-in-Residence in the Write Team and Querry Fest mentorship programs.​

They are a 2022 Voodoonauts Fellow and an Active Member of the Horror Writers Association (HWA).


You can find Iker's work appearing or forthcoming in issues of FIYAH Magazine of Black Speculative Fiction, The DeadlandsFantasy Magazine, Nightmare Magazine, Anathema Magazine, the DEATH IN THE MOUTH horror anthology, & others. ​


Beatrice lives in New England, enjoying the snow with their husband, many cats,

and a robust tarot deck collection.​​

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