Farnaz Fatemi is an Iranian-American poet, editor and writing teacher. Her current work investigates her own experience of Iran (specifically, Iranian women) as it encounters a received iconography from popular and political culture. Farnaz’s poetry and prose appears or is forthcoming in Grist, Catamaran Literary Reader, Crab Orchard Review, Tupelo Quarterly, Delaware Poetry Review, the anthologies Let Me Tell You Where I’ve Been: New Writing by Women of the Iranian Diaspora and In Plein Air, and elsewhere. She has been awarded residencies from PLAYA, Marble House Project, I-Park Foundation, and Djerassi, and honored by the International Literary Awards (Center for Women Writers), Poets on the Verge (Litquake SF), and Best of the Net Nonfiction. She is a member of the Squaw Valley Community of Writers. Farnaz taught Writing at the University of California, Santa Cruz, from 1997-2018.