About Geetha Iyer received an MFA in Creative Writing & Environment from Iowa State University in 2014. Her writing appears in journals including Orion, Gulf Coast, Ninth Letter and the Mid-American Review, among others. Recognition for her work includes the O. Henry Award, the James Wright Poetry Award, the Calvino Prize, and the Gulf Coast Fiction Prize. She was a 2016 writer-in-residence at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology. She grew up in the United Arab Emirates and presently lives in Panama.