Basil grew up in a grey home in the middle of an apple orchard in Berrien Springs, MI. They recently graduated from the University of Michigan, where they studied LGBTQIA+ history and theory, as well as literature and poetry. Their most recent art project is a 60-page poetry and short fiction collection that focuses on queer relationships in rural spaces, mental health, embodiment, and nature. Currently, they are studying poetry as part of the M.F.A. program at Florida Atlantic University. They love the sound of the mandolin and the taste of wild raspberries.