Alana Marie Levinson-LaBrosse is a poet, translator, and assistant professor. She earned her PhD in Kurdish Studies at the University of Exeter, specializing in nineteenth century poetry. Her book-length works include Kajal Ahmed's Handful of Salt (2016) and Abdulla Pashew's Dictionary of Midnight (2019). Her writing has appeared in Modern Poetry in Translation, World Literature Today, In Other Words, Plume, Epiphany, Sewanee Review, The Iowa Review, and Words Without Borders. She serves as the Director of Kashkul and was the Founding Director of the Slemani UNESCO City of Literature.