Billie Swift lives in Seattle, Washington, where she is the owner and operator of Open Books: A Poem Emporium. She is the author of Everything Here (Sibling Rivalry Press, September 2019). She received an MFA from the Rainier Writing Workshop at Pacific Lutheran University. Lena Khalaf Tuffaha writes poetry, essays, and translations. Her first book of poems, Water and Salt, is published by Red Hen Press. She is the winner of the 2016 Two Sylvias Prize for her chapbook Arab in Newsland.