Lucia Llano

Lucia Llano is a third-year multimedia journalism and creative writing student at the University of Texas at Austin. She is currently an environmental writer, copyeditor and podcast creator at Drift Magazine and a writer for SEANCE ATX. Previously, she worked as a print writer for Spark Magazine and Videographer for The Daily Texan.

She is a Cuban-American poet raised in El Paso, Texas and passionate about reaching community authenticity and connection through multimedia storytelling. 


Drift Magazine invites passionate poets to contribute to our new poetry project, "Echoes." If you have a way with words and a love for creative expression, we want to hear from you.

"Echoes," presented by Drift Magazine, is an innovative project blending poetry with nature and visual arts. Departing from traditional static displays, "Echoes" aims to breathe poetry to life by transforming it into a visual representation, artistically showcased in the natural world. By echoing your words through the landscapes of our community, we aim to enhance the impact of your poems and create a symbiotic relationship between human emotions and the earth.

Poets are welcome to submit their work for publication on the Drift website and inclusion in a visual art display in nature.

Blue & Unspoiled

On May 10th, 1996, three Indian climbers pushed through a blizzard in order to reach the summit of Mount Everest. They reached a crest, celebrated, and left an offering of prayer flags and pitons— 500 feet short of the actual peak, obscured by thick clouds and snowfall. They turned back to link up with the rest of their group at Camp IV. None of them made it down alive.

The body of one climber, curled on his side and wearing distinctive lime-colored mountaineering boots, remains entombed in a Rainbow Valley cave, visible to other climbers despite efforts to conceal the corpse. Which climber the body belongs to has never been confirmed, only conjectured. In death, he’s claimed a new identity: he is Green Boots, a hermetic guide for all those bold— or brazen— enough to challenge Everest.

We hope you enjoy SEANCE2: Green Boots.

Remember When We Wanted It?

Welcome to SEANCE, a writing collective based in Austin, TX. Every three weeks, we commune to create poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, all to the same prompt: the name and memory of someone who’s passed away. Any art inspired by reflection on the deceased gets posted here. Our first gathering has come to an end; SEANCE1 is born.

When Henrietta Lacks (1920-1951) began treatment for cervical cancer, she didn’t know that the white doctors at Johns Hopkins would biopsy her cells and use them for research. Before she had even passed away, her vigorous and constantly reduplicating cells— a medical marvel— were being donated to labs across the country without consent or compensation. Now, decades after her death at the age of 31, Henrietta’s cells have gone to space, helped cure polio, and revealed the secrets of the human genome. What remains of Henrietta Lacks— all 55 million metric tons, split across innumerable Petri dishes and test tubes— lives on in unsought immortality.