About Geetha Iyer received an MFA in Creative Writing & Environment from Iowa State University in 2014. Her writing appears or is forthcoming in journals including Orion, Gulf Coast, Ninth Letter, Massachusetts Review, The Account, 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.