Alina Stefanescu was born in Romania and lives in Birmingham, Alabama with her partner and several intense mammals. She is the author of a creative nonfiction chapbook, Ribald (Bull City Press Inch Series). Her poetry collection, dor, won the Wandering Aengus Press Prize. Stefanescu’s writing can be found (or is forthcoming) in Prairie Schooner, North American Review, World Literature Today, Pleiades, FLOCK, Southern Humanities Review, Crab Creek Review, and others. She serves as poetry editor for Pidgeonholes, poetry editor for Random Sample Review, and poetry reviewer for Up the Staircase. Quarterly, and is co-director of PEN America’s Birmingham Chapter. She is currently working on a novel-like creature.