Alex Poppe is the author of four works of fiction: Duende by Regal House Publishing (2022), Jinwar and Other Stories from The Levant by Cune Press (2022), Moxie by Tortoise Books (2019), and Girl, World by Laughing Fire Press (2017). Girl, World was named a 35 Over 35 Debut Book Award winner, First Horizon Award finalist, Montaigne Medal finalist, short-listed for the Eric Hoffer Grand Prize and was awarded an Honorable Mention in General Fiction from the Eric Hoffer Awards. Her short fiction has been a finalist for Glimmer Train’s Family Matters contest, a nominee for the Pushcart Prize and commended for the Baker Prize among others. Her non-fiction was named a Best of the Net nominee (2016), a finalist for Hot Metal Bridge’s Social Justice Writing contest and has appeared in Bust, Medium’s The Startup, and Bella Caledonia among others. She is a staff writer at Preemptive Love Coalition, and completed her third and fourth book of fiction with support from Can Serrat International Art Residency and Duplo-Linea De Costa Artist-in-Residency programs. She is thrilled to have been an artist-in-residence at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in spring 2021. When she is not being thrown from the back of food aid trucks or dining with pistol-packing Kurdish hit men, she writes.