Aurora Masum-Javed is a poet, performer, and educator. Her poetry can be found in Nimrod, Black Warrior Review, Aster(ix), Callaloo, Jaggery, and So to Speak. She was the winner of the Winter Tangerine Award, and a finalist for the Pablo Neruda Poetry Prize as well as the BWR Flash Prose Contest. She has received fellowships from Kundiman, Callaloo, Squaw Valley, Pink Door, and BOAAT. She is the 2018 Fall Philip Roth Resident in Creative Writing at Bucknell University. She is currently working on her first collection of poems.