Mona Kareem is a poet, translator, and professor based in New York. She is the author of three poetry collections, some of which were translated into French, English, Spanish, Dutch, German, Farsi, Italian, and Kurdish. She holds a PhD in comparative literature from SUNY Binghamton and teaches literature and film. She has been a fellow at the Norwich Writers’ Center and Banff Center. Her translations include Ashraf Fayadh’s Instructions Within, which was nominated for the 2017 BTBA awards.