MAIRÉAD BYRNE has two chapbook publications in 2019: In & Out (Smithereens Press 2019) and Dawnta expected from Above/Ground Press in April. Recent journal publications include the Chicago Review Online, Poetry Ireland Review, Smithereens, Icarus, StepAway, Past Simple, and Decals of Desire. Her poetry collections include Famosa na sua cabeça (Dobra Editorial 2015), You Have to Laugh: New & Selected Poems (Barrow Street 2013), The Best of (What’s Left of) Heaven (Publishing Genius 2010), SOS Poetry (/ubu Editions 2007), Talk Poetry (Miami University Press 2007), and Nelson & The Huruburu Bird (Wild Honey Press 2003). She emigrated from Ireland in 1994, earned a PhD in Theory & Cultural Studies from Purdue University, and works as a Professor of Poetry & Poetics at Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island. She is a co-curator of Policromia, an annual international festival of poetry and translation across the arts in Siena.