Arati Warrier (she/they) is a queer South Asian American poet from Austin, TX, currently living in the Bay Area. She featured on the final stage at Women of the World Poetry Slam 2014, is a recipient of the Andrew Julius Gutow Academy of American Poets prize, and is a 2014 national collegiate poetry slam champion. Their work has been published or is forthcoming in The Aerogram, BOAAT Journal, and The Shade Journal. Arati's other interests include dancing, reading, and loving intentionally. She is a part-time vegetable enthusiast, a full-time youth and community worker, and co-author of the chapbook Longing and Other Heirlooms, forthcoming from Eggtooth Editions.