Lara Mimosa Montes is the author of The Somnambulist (Horse Less Press, 2016). She holds a PhD in English from The Graduate Center, City University of New York. Her poems and essays have appeared in Academy of American Poets’ Poem-A-Day, BOMB, Boston Review, Hyperallergic, and elsewhere. She is a 2018 McKnight Writing Fellow and CantoMundo Fellow. Currently, she works as a senior editor of Triple Canopy and lives in the Twin Cities. She was born in the Bronx.