Jasmine V. Bailey is a poet, essayist and translator. Her book-length poetry collections are Alexandria (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2014), winner of the Central New York Book Award, and Disappeared (CMUP, 2017). Her chapbook, Sleep and What Precedes It won the 2009 Longleaf Press Chapbook Prize. She is the winner of Michigan Quarterly Review’s Lawrence Goldstein Prize and Ruminate Magazine’s VanderMey Nonfiction Prize. She holds an MFA from the University of Virginia, and has been a Fulbright fellow in Argentina, an Olive B. O’Connor fellow at Colgate University, and a fellow at the Vermont Studio Center. She is a PhD candidate at Texas Tech University and a contributing editor for Waxwing Literary Journal.