Farnaz Fatemi is an Iranian-American writer in Santa Cruz, CA. She is cofounder of the Hive Poetry Collective, which presents a weekly radio show and podcast in Santa Cruz County and hosts readings and poetry-related events. Her poetry and prose appears or is forthcoming in Grist Journal, Catamaran Literary Reader, Crab Orchard Review, Tahoma Literary Review, phren-z.org, Tupelo Quarterly, and several anthologies (including The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 3: Halal If You Hear Me). She has been awarded residencies from Djerassi, PLAYA, Marble House Project, and I-Park Foundation, and honored by the International Literary Awards (Center for Women Writers), Poets on the Verge (Litquake SF), Best of the Net Nonfiction, and Pushcart. Farnaz taught Writing at the University of California, Santa Cruz, from 1997-2018. www.farnazfatemi.com.