Mehrnoosh Torbatnejad’s poetry has appeared in Asian American Writers’ Workshop, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, and Waxwing among others. She is the author of A Form of Beta (, 2017) and the former poetry editor for Noble / Gas Qtrly. She won the 2019 LUMINA La Lengua contest and the 2016 Pinch Literary Prize, and is a Best of the Net, Pushchart Prize, and Best New Poets nominee. She lives in New York where she practices law.