Alana Marie Levinson-LaBrosse is a poet, translator, and teacher who has worked in Sulaimani since 2011, where she served as the founding Chair of the English Department at the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS). She received her Masters in Education from the University of Virginia, her Masters in Fine Arts at Warren Wilson and is a PhD candidate at the University of Exeter’s Centre for Kurdish Studies. Handful of Salt (The Word Works, 2016) introduced Kajal Ahmad’s poetry to English. The Dictionary of Midnight: Selected Poems of Abdulla Pashew is forthcoming from Phoneme Media in September 2018. Poems, translations, and essays have appeared in Modern Poetry in Translation, World Literature Today, Bengal Lights, Epiphany, The Iowa Review, The Sewanee Review, Words Without Borders, and the Poetry Society of America.