Leila Chatti was born in 1990 in Oakland, California. A Tunisian-American dual citizen, she has lived in the United States, Tunisia, and Southern France. She holds an M.F.A. in poetry from North Carolina State University, where she was awarded the Academy of American Poets Prize. She is the recipient of scholarships from Tin House and Dickinson House, and her work has received awards and recognition from Ploughshares, Narrative Magazine, The Georgia Review, North American Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, Nimrod, and Southword Journal. Her poems appear in Best New Poets, Ploughshares, Tin House, Narrative, The Georgia Review, The Missouri Review, North American Review, Gulf Coast, TriQuarterly, and other journals and anthologies, and she serves on the poetry staff at The Adroit Journal. She currently lives in Provincetown, Massachusetts, where she is a writing fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center.