Yasmine Ameli is an Iranian American writer from Worcester, Massachusetts. She holds a BA in English from Johns Hopkins University and an MFA in Creative Writing (Poetry) from Virginia Tech. She teaches creative writing through the Loft (and elsewhere) and is currently at work on her first poetry book. Her work appears or is forthcoming in Ploughshares, AGNI, Narrative, Black Warrior Review, Mizna, and elsewhere. Find her at yasmineameli.com and on Instagram @yasmineameli.