Alison Mandaville writes poetry and translates literature from Azerbaijani. She grew up in Portland, Oregon, Turkey, Massachusetts and Yemen. A Fulbright award to Azerbaijan led to grants facilitating several summer writing workshops for Azeri women writers and visual artists. Her poetry and prose translations from Azerbaijani and interviews with Azerbaijani writers have appeared in World Literature Today, Two Lines, and The International Journal of Comic Arts. Her own poems have appeared in Superstition, Fifth Wednesday, Skidrow Penthouse, 13th Moon, Seattle Review, Off the Coast, Berkeley Poetry Review, Poets Against the War/Best Poems, Knock, and Magma, among other places. She writes, translates, and teaches future English teachers at Fresno State. Her current poetry project explores family, location, and loss, woven together through global and local tensions around water.