Jasmine An is a queer, third generation Chinese-American who comes from the Midwest. Born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and raised in the Twin Cities of Minnesota, she has also lived in New York City and Chiang Mai, Thailand, studying poetry, urban development, and blacksmithing. Her work can be found, or is forthcoming, in numerous publications such as HEArt Online, Stirring, Heavy Feather Review and Southern Humanities Review. Her chapbook Naming the No-Name Woman won the Two Sylvias Press Chapbook Prize and is due out in February 2016. She recently completed a residency at the Sundress Academy for the Arts where her most important jobs were feeding the chickens, giving treats to the sheep, emotional support to the donkey, and occasionally writing poems. As of 2016, she can be found in Chiang Mai, Thailand continuing her study of the Thai language and urban resiliency to climate change. A sample of Jasmine’s work can be found in Heart Journal Online and Stirring.