About Geetha Iyer received an MFA in Creative Writing & Environment from Iowa State University in 2014. Her published and forthcoming work appears in Orion, Gulf Coast, Ninth Letter, The Account, The Massachusetts Review, Indiana Review, and National Geographic, 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 and a 2017 artist within the collaborative Art + Science Lab with Estudio Nuboso. She grew up in the United Arab Emirates and presently lives in Panama.