by Michelle Lu
Alycia Pirmohamed is a Canadian-born poet based in Scotland. She is the author of Another Way to Split Water, as well as the pamphlets Hinge and Faces that Fled the Wind, and the collaborative essay Second Memory, which was co-authored with Pratyusha. She is the co-founder of the Scottish BPOC Writers Network, a co-organiser of the Ledbury Poetry Critics Program, and she currently teaches on the MSt. Creative Writing at the University of Cambridge. Alycia has held post-doctoral positions at University Edinburgh and at the University of Liverpool, and she received an MFA from the University of Oregon and a PhD from the University of Edinburgh. She is the recipient of several awards, including the 2019 CBC Poetry Prize and the 2020 Edwin Morgan Poetry Award.
Michelle Lu is a high school senior from the Bay Area. She is a 2021 California Arts Scholar, and her work has been recognized by the Scholastic Writing Awards and in the Writopia Youth Essay Conference. In her leisure, Michelle deeply enjoys reflecting in her journal, reading, and writing poetry. In the future, she hopes to continue developing her passion for writing alongside other fellow creatives.