Carmiel Banasky is a writer and teacher from Portland, Oregon. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Glimmer Train, The Rumpus, Anderbo, TheThe Poetry, and Tottenville Review, among other journals. She earned her BA from the University of Arizona, and her MFA from Hunter College, where she taught creative writing. She is the recipient of fellowships from Bread Loaf, Ucross, Kimmel Harding Nelson, I-Park, Santa Fe Art Institute, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and Vermont Studio Center. Currently, she’s hard at work on her first novel while attending writing residencies.