Yvanna Vien Tica is a Filipina writer with a hearing impairment who grew up in Manila and a suburb near Chicago whose work has also been recognized by The Kenyon Review, Princeton University, and The Poetry Society UK. A high school senior, she is the 2021 Hippocrates Young Poet, the Winner of the 1455 Teen Poetry Contest, and has been invited to read a poem virtually in a 2021 UN Climate Change Conference event. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Verse Daily, Poet Lore, Shenandoah, and Strange Horizons, among others. She edits Polyphony Lit, reads for Muzzle Magazine, and tweets at @yvannavien. In her spare time, she can be found enjoying nature and thanking God for another day.