Alina Stefanescu was born in Romania and lives in Birmingham, Alabama, with her partner and several intense mammals. Her recent books include a creative nonfiction chapbook, Ribald. Her poetry collection, dor, won the Wandering Aengus Press Prize and is forthcoming in July 2021. Alina’s writing can be found (or is forthcoming) in Prairie Schooner, North American Review, World Literature Today, Pleiades, FLOCK, Southern Humanities Review, Crab Creek Review, and elsewhere. She serves as poetry editor for Pidgeonholes and Random Sample Review, poetry reviewer for Up the Staircase Quarterly, and co-director of PEN America’s Birmingham Chapter.