Carlina Duan is a first-year MFA student in Poetry. She hails from Ann Arbor, MI, where she holds a BA in English and Creative Writing from the University of Michigan. As a Fulbright grant recipient, she lived and taught in Malaysia, where she edited her school’s arts anthology and designed library murals. Her poems can be found in Tinderbox Poetry Journal, The Margins, HEArt Journal, Bodega, and elsewhere. Her debut poetry collection, I Wore My Blackest Hair, is forthcoming from Little A in November 2017. She currently works as a poetry and nonfiction assistant editor for the Nashville Review.