Winner of the 2018 Iowa Review Award in poetry and the 2017 Vassar Miller Poetry Award, Shaina Monet is a New Orleans native, a Pushcart-nominated poet, a 2018 Best of the Net nominee, and a former poetry editor at  Bayou Magazine. She completed a BA in French and a BA in English at the University of New Orleans in 2013 and her MFA from the University of New Orleans’ Creative Writing Workshop in 2018. In the coming years, she hopes to complete her first full-length poetry collection, learn several more languages, make progress on her historical fiction novel set in 18th and 19th century New Orleans, and pursue a PhD in language and literature. Recently, her work has appeared in Sundog Lit, Yemassee Journal, and The Iowa Review. She tweets @shainamonet.